Genital & Oral Herpes

Genital and Oral Herpes What is Herpes (Also Known as the Herpes Simplex Virus or HSV)? Herpes is caused by a virus that can be passed from person to person via skin to skin contact. Herpes can cause painful blisters or open sores on the lips, mouth, genital area (vulva, vagina, butt, anus, thighs, penis, scrotum), and less commonly, can spread to other parts of the body. Some people do ...