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Are there more than one "strand" or type of Herpes 2? Asked another way, can a person have Herpes 2 on the genitals and have intercourse with another person who also has it but it is a more active Herpes 2 virus, resulting in breakouts from the second person being slightly different and worse than the what was felt before the meeting the "second' person?

  • Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Nov 01, 2020
  • Posted on Nov 04, 2020

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    The only types of herpes that are spread through sex are HSV-1 and HSV-2. For example if one partner has genital HSV-2 and has vaginal intercourse wit... For detail, click here

  • Posted on Nov 13, 2020


    Having sex with someone who has the same strand for the first time will usually cause an outbreak, but it will not make the virus worse. It will just cause it to become active (outbreak). But you can have HSV 1 or 2 in either area, so if you have HSV 2 and have oral sex with someone who has HSV 1 you can get the other one of 2) in another area (cold sore or genital).

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