Today on The New York Times Consults blog, Dr. Peter Leone answered questions about herpes. This got us thinking: How much do our dear readers actually know about the dreaded STD? Not to get all high-school-sex-ed-teacher on you, but the more you know about herpes, the better you can protect yourself and those close to you. Take our herpes quiz below and check back soon for the answers.
There are two forms of herpes: Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Which type of herpes virus causes most cases of genital herpes?
Which form of herpes carries the highest risk of being transmitted through oral sex?
What percentage of cold sores are caused by HSV-1?
Genital HSV-2 infections are more common in women. How many women are genitally infected with HSV-2?
True or false: Being infected with HSV-2 increases your chances of contracting H.I.V.