Where does the Herpes virus live in the body?

HSVs are inert. The moment the initial infection had shown up, the infection gets into the nerve roots and distributes itself to the sensory nerve ganglia. These ganglia are the junctions of the nerve where nerves from various parts of the body meet up. For the region of the genitals, the ganglia are directly adjacent to the spinal rope in the lower back. Also, for oral herpes (which occurs in the mouth), the ganglia are situated behind the cheek bone.

Herpes can also show up in different parts of the body, most usually in the mouths or on the private parts. The two types of HSVs are: HSV-1, also called oral herpes, which can result in cold sores as well as blisters on the face and around the mouth. And the HSV-2 which is responsible for the outbreaks of genital herpes.

At the point when a man is infected with genital herpes, the infection remains dormant (rests) in the bundle of nerves at the spine base. The moment the virus wake up (reactivates), it moves through the nerve paths to the surface of the skin, at times bringing about an outbreak.

The nerves in the private parts, upper thighs, and butts are linked; in this way, an individual can encounter outbreaks in any of these regions. Such zones include the penis, vagina or vulva, testicles or scrotum, anus or butt, or thighs.