All herpes viruses come from just two different types of herpes. These viruses are called herpes simplex type 1 and herpes simplex type 2. The herpes simplex 1 or 2 viruses are severe, with many different symptoms and outbreaks. Since the initial infection with herpes simplex virus type-2 is severe, an antiviral medicine becomes mandatory when being treated.
Women with a herpes outbreak in the third trimester or at the time of delivery, are at greater risk of transmitting the herpes simplex virus to their babies. Especially if the mother has an asymptomatic infection that was first introduced late in the pregnancy.
The virus can remain dormant for years or reoccur often with infections that can last as long as a couple of weeks. Once you are infected, the virus stays in your body for the rest of your life. Although the infection can stay in the body for the rest of your life, often the number of outbreaks will decrease over a period of a few years. Once the scabs drop off, the virus usually goes back into hiding, and can remain dormant for years at a time. Although the virus will stay in the body and will never go away leaving you with a life-long battle.
Herpes virus is a life long road. Once you are infected theirs no going back. Always protect yourself, be safe, practice safe sex.