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HSV-1 is typically oral herpes and HSV-2 is usually genital herpes. Both strains of herpes could spread orally and genitally. In order for herpes to s... For detail, click here
Posted on Jun 12, 2018
In my microbiology training 30 years ago we were taught that herpes 1 was oral and 2 was genital, but due to "changing sexual practices" (i.e. more oral sex going on), that distinction was blurring. I don't know what the latest teaching on that is or what the biological differences between the viruses is, but I doubt if it's very significant.