How Do You Get Herpes?
Herpes comes in two forms. One is Herpes Virus Simplex Type 1 and the other is Herpes Virus Simplex Type 2. The first form of herpes is linked with blister-type infections near the mouth and it afflicts 3.7 billion people worldwide. The second form leads to infections of the genitals and/or the anus and it afflicts 400 million people all over the globe.
In terms of how these diseases are transmitted, the first form may be transmitted via kissing or other oral contact. Sharing items such as toothbrushes may also transmit the infection.