It used to be said that HSV-1 usually causes oral herpes and HSV-2 usually causes genital herpes, but either virus can infect either location.
In fact, a growing percentage of genital herpes infections are caused by HSV-1.
That means you can get herpes by touching, kissing, and oral, vaginal, or anal sex.
People who carry herpes don't always know they have the virus, and they may not have any visible sores on their skin.
Many people are not aware that "cold sores" or "fever blisters" are the symptoms of oral herpes.