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1. A highly infectious virus. There are two types, virus type I and II. Although both viral types can cause either genital or oral infections, Herpes Simplex I or HSV-I. (oral herpes; cold sores) is generally found on the the mouth and lips . It is much less serious then type II and is not considered an STD . Herpes Simplex II or HSV-II (genital herpes) is more often found on the genitalia .

2. When no type is specified, herpes refers to genital-herpes , a sexually-transmitted-disease caused by Herpes Simplex Virus-Type II.
SEE ALSO: herped-up ; herp ; herpie .

See Also: acyclovir, Acyvir, asymptomatic viral shedding, cervicitis, Clovix, cunnilinguate, fellate, genital herpes, genital herpes simplex virus, herp, herped up, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes simplex virus, herpie, HSV, oral herpes, sexually transmitted disease

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