HSV-2 usually sets up residence in the sacral ganglion at the base of the spine. HSV-1 is usually mild, especially when it infects the lips, face, or genitals. Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), also known as human herpesvirus 1 and 2 (HHV-1 and HHV-2), are two members of the herpesvirus family, Herpesviridae, that infect humans. Atypical symptoms are often attributed to other causes such as a yeast infection. The key facts about Genital Herpes are that having herpes simplex is normal and anyone who has ever had sex can get genital herpes. Oral herpes, also known as cold sores, is commonly transmitted to the genitals through oral genital contact. There are two types of the virus, types 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2).
Herpes II is a sexually transmitted viral infection, which often produces painful sores, usually in the genital area. Avoidance of sexual contact with symptomatic individuals is an immediate, but only partial answer because herpes virus may be shed while the infected individual remains asymptomatic. HSV-1 can also cause genital herpes, although HSV-2 is the main cause of genital herpes. Often symptoms are triggered by exposure to the sun, fever, menstruation, emotional stress, a weakened immune system, or an illness.