I dont see the Difference with herpes, I have simplex 2 & to me its just a body ticker, that times the stress in your body. Take a beautiful bath every once and awhile. Self-Calm. Also I've noticed, My period in a way makes my break out go away a lot faster, because I know. the 'period rids your body of stress and toxins through the month. it almost feels like it soaks it up Lol Besides, it can deactivate on surfaces, Dont go rubbing your vagina everywhere. Lol I May make a lot of people mad but Personally, I Love my Herpes.