These STDs are viruses, and while there are currently treatments to stabilize the disease, there are no permanent cures for them.
At one point in time, a person infected with HIV had nothing to look forward to in life.
Fortunately, at this moment in history, a person with HIV can live a long, prosperous life filled with friends, and even romance!
And for the person with Herpes or HPV, nothing major needs to change at all in their everyday life.
Dating can be an exciting time of self discovery, where one can learn about life, love, and partnership.
However, few things in life bring out more anxiety, doubt, and challenges to one’s self esteem than dating.