And it's important to understand that genital HSV is very common, affecting about 20% of the U. If you hope to be sexually intimate with your date at some point, you may feel like you're keeping a secret.
If you are one to be candid with people, you'll want to blurt it out. There are some things you should reveal about yourself right away -- for example, that you're married, or that you're just in town for the week -- but some things are better left for the appropriate moment.
This is not easy to prove and the lack of a solid “yes or no” answer is frustrating.
Still, HPV does not seem likely to always be active.
When talking to a partner, first remember that having HPV does not mean you have done anything wrong.