Pictures of genital Herpes, hsv types 1 and 2, HSV, Images of Herpes Simplex Viruses, Genital HSV

Genital Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) : Picture Gallery

And some pictures of Oral Herpes – HSV1 – Cold Sores

This Gallery contains images / photographs of different people presenting for diagnosis, treatment and care of genital herpes.

  • Commonly, this is caused by HSV types 1 and 2. With 1 generally considered to be the ‘oral strain’ which causes ‘cold sores’; and 2, thought of as the genital strain. They can, however, swap around.
  • There are 6 other strains, about which there will be information added elsewhere on this site.  
  • For some it is a primary presentation, and for others it’s recurrent.
  • For all, it is uncomfortable.
  • Understanding herpes and HSV is the key to living a full, happy and healthy sex life after diagnosis.
  • It is not the end, just a change – and vast numbers of people in the world carry the virus, with only some being bothered by it.

See the information pages for more about HSV.


We're adding more pictures and more information regularly, so pop back and check for changes.