General Information. The herpes simplex virus, also known as HSV, is an infection that causes herpes. Herpes can appear in various parts of the body, most commonly on the genitals or mouth. There are two types of the herpes simplex virus.
- HSV-1: primarily causes oral herpes, and is generally responsible for cold sores and fever blisters around the mouth and on the face.
- HSV-2: primarily causes genital herpes, and is generally responsible for genital herpes outbreaks.
Dr. Liana Abramova and her staff specialize in the diagnosis of herpes simplex virus and will help you understand and manage the condition effectively. Call Dermatology of Virginia in Fairfax at (703) 828-7128 and schedule your appointment today