HSV1 and type 2 – HSV2 are common viruses that are part of the family of human herpes viruses (VHH). There are a total of 8 types of human herpes viruses VHH1 to VHH8, and each person is at risk of contracting at some point in their life. At home, STD test kits are useful for detecting the infection.
Therefore, these specific antibodies in the blood can be identified that indicates that the subject has already been in contact with the HSV virus. However, the presence of these specific antibodies does not define the date of contamination since they will be present throughout life.
Type 1 herpes is often seen in people with cold sores, in the mouth and lips of the mouth. This condition is commonly called wildfire or cold sore. Transmission of herpes type 1 is frequent and constantly increasing in the genital area due to the practice of oral-genital sex. This fact is unknown to the population.
During the practice of oral sex (cunnilingus), a person who is contagious with herpes type 1 may, at the time of the act, transmit the virus from the region of the mouth to the genital area of his partner. The type 1 virus that has its favorite focus in the mucous membranes of the water-based mouth can adapt to the mucous membranes of the genital area, which explains its ease of transmission. According to some experts, nearly one out of every two new cases of genital herpes is now caused by type 1 transmission.
Type 2 herpes
Type 2 herpes is predominantly present in the genital area, either in the penis, vagina or anal region. A person may have a manifestation of herpes symptoms without having anal intercourse.
The virus is transmitted during sex with genital contact, mainly mucous membranes. It is not mandatory to have penetration to transmit genital herpes. The type 2 virus that nests in the genital area survives well in the genital mucosa, which facilitates transmission in this region of the body.
It is rather rare to see the transmission of herpes type 2 to other parts of the body, including the mouth during oral-genital intercourse. The type 2 that has its home and that survives well in the area of the genital mucosa, adapts very poorly to the mucous membranes of the water-based mouth. Although it is theoretically possible to transmit type 2 herpes in the mouth area, in reality, this phenomenon is rather rare.
How is herpes spread?
During sexual intercourse, two conditions must be established to transmit herpes both in the genital and labial region. The person must be contagious, that is, the virus is active and not dormant. When this one is active, the virus wakes up and leaves the zone of the sacred ganglia located at the bottom of the back of the genital zone and the back of ear for the labial zone. The virus will follow a branch of the nerves and go back to the skin surface.
Usually, he will borrow the same nerve branch as at the moment of infection. The virus is present in the nerves of the nervous system but is not present in the blood.
Normally, once the virus is on the surface of the skin, a person becomes contagious. When a person has visible symptoms, which can be detected by home STD test kits they may see redness, blisters, and pimples, along with a tingling and burning sensation. Before the onset of symptoms, a person may experience back pain, fatigue, fever, tickling or lightning.
However, a person can also be contagious without any symptoms being visible or noticeable. We call this an episode or asymptomatic crisis (without symptoms). It is possible that the virus is active and present but not enough to cause redness, blister or a pimple.
Such a condition can occur at any time and it is impossible to detect the presence of the virus for a person. This explains why so many people are carriers of genital herpes or labial but completely ignore the existence of their condition. It was found through testimonials from self-help groups and herpes support that the vast majority of people who were infected with their partner did not know they were carrying the virus, labial or genital.
A person can also be contagious (usually for a period of 48 hours) before the symptoms become noticeable.