Most of the people on this board have Herpes 1. Some may show symptoms and others may not. A symptom of Herpes 1 is a cold sore/fever blister on your lip. The cause of Herpes 1 is still unknown. Most people are born with it and others catch it from their partner.
When a male partner has Herpes 1(cold sore) it can easily be transmitted into Herpes 2 if oral sex is involved. If a male with a cold sore performs oral sex on his female partner then that will infect her with Herpes HSV 2 which is the one you don't want. tTere's no cure for Herpes 1 or 2 but it can be treated with medications.
If a male who was Herpes free has sex with his Herpes 2 infected female partner then he would most likely be infected with Herpes 2 himself.
If a female has Herpes 1 (cold sore) and performs oral sex on her male partner then he would most likely be infected with Herpes 2. When Herpes 1 contacts the male or females genitals it will then turn into Herpes 2.
Chances are you already have the Herpes virus in you but it's yet to show signs or symptoms(cold sores). As soon as a cold sore forms you should immediately take care of it with over the counter medications(lip balm). The lip balm will shorten the span of the cold sore. If you touch the cold sore you need to wash your hands often and thoroughly. If you rub your eyes it can infect your cornea which would involve a painful surgery, and you do not want that cold sore to spread to your eyes. The surgery is painful and it's a bitch to cure. If a cold sore should take place on the lips you must baby it and treat it until the infection disappears.
They have now linked Parkinson disease with the herpes virus.
The Herpes virus is rampant because most people are unaware they have it and are ill informed on how to treat it.
Bad news- Chances are you currently have it or are going to be infected with either Herpes 1 or 2 in your lifetime. You me and everyone on this board.
Good news- It's not a life threatening disease but it is an annoyance when it spreads to the genital area(Herpes HSV 2)
Btw: Condemns are useless in protecting the male from Herpes HSV 2. The Herpes will still infect the skin area around the condemn.