Herpes sores can affect many areas of the body, including the mouth, genitals, and eyes. Knowing what herpes looks like across the body can help people diagnose the condition. Herpes is a skin condition caused by the herpes simplex virus. The symptoms include sores that come and go over time.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease STD. This STD causes herpetic sores, which are painful blisters fluid-filled bumps that can break open and ooze fluid. About 16 percent of people between the ages of 14 and 49 have this STD. Two types of herpes simplex virus cause genital herpes: HSV-1 which usually causes cold sores and HSV-2 which usually causes genital herpes.
Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus HSV. Sexual contact is the primary way that the virus spreads. After the initial infection, the virus lies dormant in your body and can reactivate several times a year. Genital herpes can cause pain, itching and sores in your genital area.