The majority of the population has Herpes 1. The "STD form" of Herpes (2) is actually believed to be less harmless than the "Main one" the majority of the population has.
But Herpes simplex is not to be taken lightly. Although rare, the infection has proven capable of reaching the brain, specifically that of the Temporal Lobe region-home to the Pituatory and Hypothalmus. You don't want that.
80% of such infections can be diagnosed via EEG, and viral meds are effective. Left untreated, however, this specific infection can be quite dangerous.
Bottomline is this-the majority of the population has Herpes 1, and the majority of those people have nothing to worry about. A few cold sores, etc, that's it. But it's also important to remember that Herpes Simplex can be an STD in and of itself, and in a small handful of cases, it can reach the brain and cause seizures.
Just something to keep in mind. The formula is pretty simple, one would think-anyone that gets cold sores routinely and than begins to have seizures, you probably want to have that checked out asap.
No seizures, no massive cognitive impairments, nothing to worry about.
Stress can trigger H-1 outbreaks, but the stress itself does not "Cause" the infection, merely the outbreak. The infection itself lies within the immune system, and it "Comes out" during stress.