Herpes has been recorded in humans from the ancient Greek and Roman eras and continues to be so now. In many situations, it produces no symptoms or rather moderate signs that might be confused for those of another skin disorder. It is typically transferred by direct touch with a lesion or through contact with the bodily fluids of an infected individual. HSV-1 and HSV-2 are the two forms of herpes simplex virus. HSV-1 is often associated with sores around the mouth and lips, which are referred to as fever blisters or cold sores in certain circles. It is possible to get HSV-2 and develop genital herpes, although it is more usual to develop sores on the face and other places above the waist.