Herpes simplex virus or HSV causes a disease known as Herpes. Herpes can affect various parts of the body but most commonly appear on the genitals or mouth. HSV-1 is the kind of HSV responsible for oral problems while HSV-2 is responsible for genital issues. The symptoms of this disorder include blistering sores, painful urination, itching and symptoms pertaining to the flu.
HOW IS HERPES INFECTIONS DIAGNOSED?
About 3.7 billion people under 50 years of age suffer from HSV-1 worldwide while 417 million people aged 15-49 suffer from HSV-2.