What is Herpes? Find out with Dr. Dominic Rowley

What is herpes? Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by two types of viruses. These viruses are called herpes simplex type 1 (hsv-1) and herpes simplex type 2 (hsv-2).

Fluids found in a herpes sore carry the virus, contact with these fluids can cause infection. Herpes sores usually appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals, rectum or mouth. The blisters break and leave painful sores that may take weeks to heal. These symptoms are sometimes called “having an outbreak.”

To learn more about herpes virus, check out our video below with consultant physician in genitourinary medicine and LetsGetChecked medical director Dr. Dominic Rowley.



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