The herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a double-stranded DNA virus with an enveloped, icosahedral capsid. Men experience 20 more recurrences of genital herpes than women, even though symptoms in males are milder and shorter. Communicable Disease Fact Sheet, herpes II. But, if they appear, local symptoms may be seen from two to 12 days after exposure. Use a male or female condom. 1 out of 5 women and 1 out of 9 men have a genital HSV-2 infection.
What Are HSV-1 And HSV-2?