Why do people always think hpv is herpes?

by Rachel on January 26, 2011

I keep reading all these questions about HPV and all the answers are talking about HPV type one or oral hpv. Its not HPV type one, people, it’s herpes simplex 1 that causes cold sores. HPV causes either genital warts or cervical cancer depending on the type of virus.

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atmospheric77 January 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm

People are stupid

claytonc22 January 26, 2011 at 3:02 pm

similar names, people are just misinformed and apparently uneducated

Sarah January 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Um because they are uninformed hon? Spread the word! :) Take care of yourself!

Alli January 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I don’t know why people always confuse the two. Maybe because HPV can look like HSV (herpes simplex virus)? I always see that too and it REALLY bugs me because I have both of those viruses and I know that they are completely different viruses! People need to read the questions a little more carefully and maybe educate themselves better on both viruses.

emank January 26, 2011 at 4:36 pm

*shakes head * Ive posted the very same question …
try telling them they can only get pubic lice (crabs ) ,scabies (which isn’t a STD) and hepatitis only if they sit on blood that’s up to two weeks fresh and they have a cut on their ass right where they sit .
other than that they have to have sex or kiss or be naked and grinding real hard to get a STD unless of course HIV /Hepatitis and needles etc
>_< *frustration*

johnhategoblins January 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm

people are ignorant and uneducated. This place makes them feel good though beca” forum on this site. ANY idiot can answer the question, most of the time incorrectly. People think they are know it alls, and love the chance to show off how smart they are and how many points they have. Not even a Doctor should be answering questions on here, as it is impossible to diagnose something over the Internet. As my general rule in life, I expect people to be stupid and selfish…….rarely is that rule proven wrong.

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