If you know of people who are suffering from herpes then you have to be careful not to have a skin-to-skin contact with them; otherwise, it might spread to you and the people that you are and will be in contact with. Herpes comes in different types/groups: (a)Herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (causes cold sores and genital herpes); (b)Human cytomegalovirus; (c)Epstein - barr virus; (d)Varicella - zoster virus and (e) Human herpes virus the newest of all.
Since, herpes is contagious then it is a must that you have to take care of it seriously if you have one. Seek for professional help so that you will be given the necessary treatment. Treat your condition as soon as possible before everything gets too late for you and your loved ones. This may sound scary but your family and friends will not be happy if they get it from you. Be knowledgeable and be smart about herpes.