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Anal herpes is an infection caused by the herpes virus that erupts as sores or blisters around the anus, the opening through which bowel movements pass. Anal herpes are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) — in particular, types of HSV called HSV1 and HSV2. The same virus that.

Herpes is a viral infection that can cause blisters and sores around the mouth, genitals, or anus. Herpes that affects the anus is called anal.

A herpes (HSV) test checks to see if you have been infected with the virus. HSV -2 is usually spread through vaginal, oral, or anal sex.

WebMD explains what tests tell you if you have it, what they're like, and You get genital herpes by having sex -- vaginal, oral, or anal -- with.