What is Herpes? NYC New York NY

Genital and oral herpes are only caused by two of the family of six herpes viruses that can infect humans. These viruses are extremely easy to transmit, and are therefore extremely common. The two herpes viruses associated with genital and oral herpes are:

HSV1: Usually causes cold sores, but can also infect the genital region
HSV2: The main cause of genital herpes, but it can also cause cold sores on the face