There are two types of herpes simplex viruses: HSV-1 and HSV-2. The location of your outbreak is usually a predictable indicator of which Herpes virus you may have contracted.
If you have symptoms near your lips or inside your mouth, it could be Herpes Simplex Virus 1, which can be transmitted to the genitals.
Symptoms on or around the nose are most likely Herpes Simplex Virus 1, which can be spread to the genitals.
Although it’s less common, you can get Herpes Simplex Virus 2 on your back. It is sometimes misdiagnosed as shingles.
Symptoms on or around the male genitalia are Herpes Simplex Virus 2, also known as genital herpes.
Symptoms on or around the female genitalia are Herpes Simplex Virus 2, also known as genital herpes.
Symptoms on the buttocks are almost always Herpes Simplex Virus 2, also referred to as genital herpes.
If you think you have herpes, you need to act fast. If you begin treatment immediately, you can sign-ificantly reduce the duration and severity of your outbreak. The key is to start medication within 12 to 24 hours of noticing symptoms. HerpAlert is the fastest way to get diagnosed and treated.