HSV basics: cold sores and herpes

HSV 101: The Basics about Cold Sores and Herpes

The virus that is responsible for cold sores and genital herpes outbreaks is called the Herpes Simplex virus, or HSV. The vast majority of the world’s population is at least familiar with its most common manifestation, the cold sore. In fact, it is so common that it is estimated that 67% of the world’s population …

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