Genital herpes is an STD caused by two types of viruses. The viruses are called herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
Is herpes 2 an STD or STI?
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2).
What STD is caused by HSV-2?
HSV-2. This is the type that commonly causes genital herpes. The virus spreads through sexual contact and skin-to-skin contact. HSV-2 is very common and highly contagious, whether or not you have an open sore.
Is HSV-2 a bacteria?
Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and bacterial vaginosis (BV) are two of the most common infections of the female genital tract;both are associated with an increased risk for acquiring HIV infection, and they are associated with each other.
Is herpes is a bacterial STI?
STIs can be caused by viruses or bacteria. STIs caused by viruses include hepatitis B, herpes, HIV, and the human papilloma virus (HPV). STIs caused by bacteria include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
What bacteria looks like herpes?
Lymphogranuloma Venereum. Another sexually transmitted disease that presents with a genital ulcer resembling herpes is lymphogranuloma venereum, which is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.