Herpes Simplex Virus A Sexually Transmited Disease Stock Photo 88999487Blister,Buttocks,Close-up,Cold Sore,Color Image,Dermatology,Genital Herpes,Healthcare And Medicine,Herpes,Herpes Simplex Virus,Horizontal,Human Skin,Illness,Indoors,One Person,Pain,Part Of,People,Photography,Reproductive Organ,Sensuality,Sexually Transmitted Disease,Skin Condition,Transmitter,VirusPhotographer CMSPCollection: Custom Medical Stock Photo Herpes is an infection that is caused by a herpes simplex virus. Also called HSV. Oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face. Genital herpes affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Some people have no symptoms. Others get sores near the area where the virus has entered the body. They turn into blisters, become itchy and painful, and then heal.