Which types of herpes are there?

Dr Louisa Draper

"Most people who carry a form of herpes virus - and this is the majority of the adult population in the UK - will never experience any serious complications."

Dr Louisa Draper

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There are two types of the herpes virus, herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2). Herpes simplex 1 primarily causes cold sores, while herpes simplex 2 can cause genital herpes. Can you get rid of the virus and is there a cure? Find out how herpes affects your body and how to keep it in check.