If you've ever had a "cold sore," you have herpes. Ever had the chickenpox? Yup, herpes. Got shingles? HERPES. There is far too much stigma associated with this very common, treatable condition.
Everyone has heard of the herpes virus, but did you know there are 8 different strains of the virus? This article discusses these different strains as well as their transmission.
Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and contain clear or yellow liquid while pimples are caused by bacteria and contain white pus. Learn more about the differences between herpes and pimples—with photos for reference.