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Herpes is a very common infection that is usually sexually transmitted.
You may notice cold sores or blisters around your mouth or on your lips if you have HSV-1 infection.
How do you get herpes?
The blisters then become sores, which can make eating painful.
People with herpes have very normal romantic and sexual relationships.
The herpes virus is most often spread from person to person when someone is having an outbreak of genital herpes, as the virus is contained in the blisters and sores on the skin.