I had an STD test come back positive for Herpes

Patient

Q: I had an STD test come back positive for Herpes type 1. I heard that is only for cold sores and fever blisters which I think I had once as a teen. Does this also mean I have genital herpes? Should I worry about that also? Thanks

Doctor

A:   HI.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.

The Herpes I is herpes simplex.
The genital herpes if positive id called herpes genitalis.
These two are different.

Hope this helps you.

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