Herpes simplex virus

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Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), also known as human herpesvirus 1 and 2 (HHV-1 and HHV-2), are two members of the eight known members of the Herpesviridae family.

HSV-1 causes cold sores while HSV-2 causes genital herpes.[1]

Implicated in causation of other diseases[edit | edit source]

Cause of false positives in testing[edit | edit source]

Several herpesviruses including HSV-2 may cause false positives on Lyme disease tests.[4]

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