Herpes 1 and 2 can be contracted during vaginal, anal or oral sex.The initial outbreak of either virus strain can result in flu-like symptoms, including fever, swollen lymph nodes and body aches.Oral herpes is most often caused by the HSV-1 strain, but oral herpes can also be caused by the HSV-2 strain.
Before she agreed to have unprotected sex with him, the plaintiff asked the defendant about his sexual health history, including if he had ever had symptoms of any form of the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), such as cold sores, which she knew would signal the presence of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1).Ocular herpes can be serious and can even lead to blindness in some cases.Herpes simplex virus encephalitis is a rare, but serious condition mainly caused by HSV-1. Herpes viruses have also been linked to Recurrent Lymphocytic Meningitis (Mollaret’s meningitis), which is characterized by sudden attacks of meningitis symptoms that last for 2-7 days and are separated by symptom-free (latent) intervals lasting for weeks, months or years.The defendant denied having any STDs, any strain of the herpes virus, and denied ever having cold sores.
Taking him at his word, the plaintiff engaged in unprotected sexual activity with the defendant.
Men and women who come in contact with HSV-1 or HSV-2 infections are at risk of contracting oral herpes.