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:DHey... I'm new to the site, and I'm really interested to see what I will find and learn. I've actually had herpes for a little over a year now, I was 18 when I got it. At first I was so devasted, but now I'm all smiles. I thought my life was over, and I wouldn't live the life I dreamed of, but I am living such a great normal life, and it's cool lol. Not many people know I have herpes except for two of my friends, and they're really cool about it, but there is a guy I really like and he likes me too, but I refuse to accpet his offer to go out with him, because I don't know how to tell him that I have herpes, and I'm scarred of what he will think. It would be nice to hear to talk with someone who could relate.

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Hey there, I think it would be okay if you went on a date or two with him...that way you get a chance to get to know him better and see if he is trustworthy or if he is "worth" telling. The thing is, he doesn't know you have genital herpes and he won't if you don't tell him. If you go out with him and find he is not trustworthy or someone you thought you liked, then you can end it, and you won't feel bad b/c he doesn't know you have it. Also, when you do tell him, it's best to do it in a calm manner and make sure you have the facts straight so that when he asks you questions you'll be able to answer them. Another poster on here used this similar line: "There's something I think you should know about me, but I ask that you keep an open mind." Tell him that you really like him, and understand if he's hesitant to begin a relationship with you, but ask him to do some research. Give him this website. If a man cares about you and not just likes you, then he'll give you a chance by at least listening to everything you have to say and do research on his own...he'll find a way if he really wants to be with you. Besides this, the female to male transmission rate is very low...and if you use condoms and don't have sex during outbreaks and take suppressive medicine (if you're not comfortable doing it don't) then he only has a 1% chance of getting the virus.

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