Great that this VD is sticking around longer than you. Thanks. I decided to be celibate forever rather than put anyone else through the trauma. I dated a guy once that told me he had herpes on the third date. I was shocked and grateful because I didn't want HSV! I never saw him again. Here's a piece of advice: be up-front. Just telling someone that there is a risk shows so much character. Your forthright admission will be appreciated by both camps. You are not alone. Accept that some will embrace you and the ones that shun you? It probably wasn't meant to be anyway. The Bonus is that if they say, "Yah! Give it to me, baby!" Then you'll know it's true love.