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An_257214 posted:
I know I have herpes but I've never been told if it's # 1 or 2, how would I find out and what's the difference
atti_editor responded:

Here is some information on herpes types 1 and 2 that I think you will find helpful. Our Genital Herpes Health Center has a lot more information if you would like to learn more. Generally speaking, herpes type 1 causes sores around the mouth and lips (sometimes called fever blisters or cold sores), while herpes type 2 sores are usually found below the waist on the genitals or rectum. You should speak with your doctor about what your diagnosis may mean for you.

Best wishes,

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