That means HSV1 & HSV2 behave similarly, but from an evolutionary stand-point, they sort of diverged years ago when humans started having sex face to face.That’s why a lot of their DNA is different, despite their genetic make-up remaining strikingly similar.HSV1 usually remains dormant in the nerve cells near the base of the neck, and from there, viral shedding and outbreaks tend to occur on the mouth or face.HSV2, on the other hand, usually establishes latency in the nerve cells near the base of the spine, and from there, it recurs in the genital area.
HSV2, however, unlike HSV1, rarely causes other complications or spreads to different areas of the body outside of its original vicinity.
The physical symptoms of HSV1 & HSV2 are indistinguishable.
For both HSV1 & HSV2, it is thought that at least two-thirds of infected people experience no symptoms at all or symptoms that are too mild to notice.
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