Herpes is a skin infection caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes simplex virus; HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. HSV type 1 most likely affects oral parts, also known as oral herpes while HSV type 2 will affect genitalia area called genital herpes. Generally, the virus may affect the genitalia, anal region, mucosal surfaces and other skin surfaces.
The symptoms of herpes include blisters, ulcers, pain during urinating, cold sores, and vaginal discharge. Since herpes is a long-term condition, many people never have symptoms even though they are carrying the virus.