Primary Type 2 HSV usually presents as genital herpes after the onset of sexual activity. There are 2 types of sexually transmitted herpes: herpes type 1 and herpes type 2. How can you get hsv-2 on the mouth if you never had an oral sex? can you get hsv-2 on your lips when you were a kid?? i always get a cold sore in my lip since i was a kid and i did not know its a virous i thought it comes with the flue but when i read about this virus i thought i have hsv-1 but when i went to do the blood test i found that i have hsv-2 so how come this happens to me??. Then on top of that genital is not spread through everyday living like a cold sore cause type 1 can be spread through a simple kiss. What are symptoms of the herpes virus? But we can protect ourselves and each other from STDs like herpes. The viruses are herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
Herpes Simplex (cold Sores). Dermnet Nz