This is a difficult subject for a lot of people. If you met someone that your really liked and clicked with, would you continue dating them after revealing they have genital herpes? For someone who has it, it's very difficult for them to just come right out and tell someone, for the sheer fact alone of being rejected. Also, the other person may think their partner is not interested simply because they're holding out on sex, when they are just waiting until the time is right to tell them. If you decided not to continue seeing that person, would you be mature enough to not tell your friends or others about it if they were to ask you why it did not work out?
I personally would not, and yes the fear of rejection sucks... but you must be honest and upfront about it as soon as possible. I know its a shit thing to live with but we all have our burdens to bare. On the question of keeping it a secret... that completely depends on how the girl handles things. I treat respectful people with respect, and for people who show disrespect to me I feel less inclined to do so.
Honestly I would respect them telling me and appreciate it however I can't be with someone who is going to put me at risk and or prevent me from potentially having children with them as I would have to be exposed to it and then during birth my children would be too. I don't think its anyones business except mine if they chose to tell me.
Ewk!! Not if I know about it. That's so gross!! I do not even care if their story is sad... Sure I'll feel bad for them, that's unfortunate... But I'm not putting myself at risk if I know about it beforehand. ...
You need to be careful whom you become intimate wih... This is something very important to me, so I wouldn't date someone who just carelessly fucks just to fuck and then come home wih an unpleasant surprise. And sometimes you ARE careful, and people lie to you, and thats truly unfortunate, but I still wouldn't risk it with That person IF I know about it.
To reveal their personal information... IF asked, I "might" say say it... Depending on the people who are asking... Close people to me or people I don't even really talk with.. Etc. Most likely not though. It's none of their business.
No way. I'm sorry but I can't. In most cases such things can easily be avoided by not sleeping around and knowing your sexual partner as-well as using protection (but it's harder for oral). I am saving myself for my Husband and basically avoid all the things than can possibly give me Herpes, so it would be unfair of him to transmit such a decease to me.