Type I was thought to cause cold sores on the mouth and lips, while Type II was associated with genital herpes (sores forming around the penis or vagina).More recently, however, both type of HSV have been shown to be capable of causing genital herpes.Finally the skin heals and returns to normal appearance.
Most have absolutely no idea they have it, because HSV is usually mild or asymptomatic - and it is NOT included in "complete" STD testing.Unfortunately, herpes is a tricky virus and can spread even when you don't have sores other symptoms.For this reason, many partners practice safer sex every time (think barriers that cover the skin where sores normally occur).Type II HSV cases tend to have worse symptoms and more frequent outbreaks than Type I HSV cases. Regardless of virus type, the sign that genital herpes is present is that painful genital lesions or sores that look like little blisters occur from time to time on the genitals.The blisters occur when the herpes virus, which lives deep inside the nerves during quiet periods, travels down the nerves to the skin. First there is inflammation or swelling, and the area where the outbreak is occurring becomes red, itchy and uncomfortable. The blisters are tiny fluid-filled bumps in the skin.
” The answers to those questions are: Herpes simplex does nothing to your body or your overall health.