If you have herpes, it's important to tell potential sexual partners before you become physically involved.
Many people think that herpes can only be transmitted when there are active blisters or sores, but that isn't true.
Genital herpes is usually transmitted by sexual intercourse.
Direct inoculation of virus occurs through contact with infected secretions or mucosal surfaces.
The virus still lives in the skin, even when it looks normal.
Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a virus called Herpes Simplex.It's passed from person to person by contact with infected skin.You can get genital herpes by having sex with someone who has it.Orogenital contact with a partner with type 1 herpes labialis can also result in genital herpes.Asymptomatic shedding of HSV is the most common mode of transmission of genital herpes infection.A person usually gets HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection.