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Genital herpes is a frightening diagnosis for many people.
Society often puts out the message that people with herpes are dirty or somehow flawed.
When you are first diagnosed with genital herpes, you may want to find someone to blame. If, however, you are in a relationship with a person who knew that he or she was infected with the herpes virus and lied to you about it, that's a different story.
Telling your partner you have genital herpes may be one of the hardest things about living with herpes.Herpes affects approximately one in five Americans. It's also not as awful as many people think it will be. You'll still be able to date, fall in love, and have sex. It isn't a curse, a judgement, or the end of the world.The first thing you need to do after you've received a genital herpes diagnosis is sit down and take a breath. Do some research and learn all you can about the disease.If you have been together for a while, recommend that your partner be tested for the virus.If you are starting a new relationship, testing is still a good idea.