What is herpes simplex 2?
HSV-2 Is very similar to HSV-1 but it is usually associated with symptoms that affect your genitals. It is transmitted during sex and it can cause sores and blisters on your genitals and around the anus. Like HSV-1, it stays in your body for life.
In many people, it only causes mild or even no symptoms at all. In other cases, it can cause unpleasant recurrent outbreaks.