Monthly Archives: March 2012

Are Cold Sores Really Herpes?

There has always been confusion regarding cold sores that appear on the mouth and lips, and genital herpes. Cold sores are known as HSV-1, and genital herpes are known as HSV-2.   Both types are a form of herpes, so technically, yes, they are the same to an extent.  HSV-1, or cold sores, can be spread