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No, it's a skin condition. Period. With medication + condoms = 98% safe. Educate yourself so you can realize the stigma is the worst part.
Posted on Jan 19, 2019
The majority of the adult population has one or both forms. Statistically, someone who has had unprotected sex with 3 people almost certainly has HSV1 and someone who has had unprotected sex with more than 5 people has both HSV1 and 2. Condoms leave a lot of underexposed area, too, so you can be infected without ever having unprotected sex. 85% of those infected don't know.