Many times the partner who carries the virus is not even aware of an outbreak.

In most cases, however, close examination may reveal a history of some of the symptoms listed previously.

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Infection with HSV-1 can happen from general interactions such as: The virus spreads more quickly when an infected person is experiencing an outbreak.

Anywhere from 30 to 95 percent of adults are seropositive for HSV-1, though they may never experience an outbreak.

Children will often contract HSV-1 from early contact with an infected adult.

They then carry the virus with them for the rest of their lives.

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When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum.

The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur.

It’s also possible to get genital herpes from HSV-1 if someone who performed oral sex had cold sores during that time.