What is herpes simplex 2?
HSV-2 Is very similar to HSV-1 but it is usually associated with symptoms that affect your genitals, although can also be the cause of a cold sore. It is transmitted during sex, via skin to skin contact of the genitals, and can cause blisters on your genitals and around the anus. Like HSV-1, it stays in your body for life.
Most people suffer mild or even no symptoms at all, however it can cause unpleasant recurrent outbreaks.