[Question #6592] Can you get both hsv1 and 2 at same time genital

15 months ago
If both partners have genital herpes and are unsure of the type (1 or 2), and if the types are different- can they get the opposite type as well genitally or does only one type usually infect one area at a time? 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
15 months ago
Yes.  The person with HSV 1 can acquire HSV 2.  The type of herpes should be known, not just the location of the infectionl

Terri
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