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What's the difference between HSV-1(G) and HSV-2(G)?

  • Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Nov 27, 2018
  • Posted on Nov 28, 2018


    Anonymous

    Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), also known as human herpesvirus 1 and 2 (HHV-1 and HHV-2), are two members of the herpesvirus family, Herpesviridae, that infect humans.[1] Both HSV-1 (which produces most cold sores) and HSV-2 (which produces most genital herpes) are very common and contagious. They can be spread when an infected person begins shedding the virus. About 67% of the world population under the age of 50 has HSV-1.[2] In the United States more than one-in-six people have HSV-2.[3] It is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections

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