There is almost no adult person in the world who doesn't have oral herpes virus, I believe. Ok, those who never kiss may not have it.
Viruses are all around us, and we can carry them all our life without ever showing a symptom. Or, if our immunty goes down, we can suddenly get symptoms like lips blisters. That doesn't mean that you have just been infected. It only means that your immunity has just gone below the bar.
There are two different strains of herpes simplex viruses:
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is usually associated with infections of the lips, mouth, and face. It is the most common herpes simplex virus and is usually acquired in childhood. HSV-1 often causes lesions inside the mouth such as cold sores (fever blisters) and is transmitted by contact with infected saliva. By adulthood, up to 90% of individuals will have antibodies to HSV-1.
Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) is sexually transmitted. Symptoms include genital ulcers or sores. In addition to oral and genital lesions, the virus can also lead to complications such as meningoencephalitis (infection of the lining of the brain and the brain itself) or cause infection of the eye -- in particular the conjunctiva, and cornea. However, some people have HSV-2 but do not display symptoms. Up to 30% of U.S. adults have antibodies against HSV-2. Cross-infection of type 1 and 2 viruses may occur from oral-genital contact.
The link between acne and herpes?
Your body, Your diet and Your immunity! The house you live in! The Water you drink! The Air you breath. The Room you sleep in! Your lifestyle! Your life! Your past! Your emotions! Your blood! Your Lack of sunshine? Your Lack of sleep? Your spirit! Your ancestors! Your family!
Find out which one of those factors is responsible, and once you address it, your immunity will improve, and you will get rid of it. Plato