Facts About HSV-2

A stronger immune system is better than a weaker immune system in combatting HSV-2.

Many don’t know that herpes simplex virus one (HSV-1), commonly referred to as the cold sore virus, and the herpes simplex virus two (HSV-2) strains are virtually identical under a microscope, sharing 50% of their DNA.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), HSV-2 can be severe in people with suppressed immune systems.

Depending on which statistics you rely on, anywhere from 18-30% of the adult US population suffer from HSV-2.

Most people don’t know they have HSV-2.

There is currently no cure for HSV-2.