When and how to tell my partner I have genital herpes?

I have been dating a man for about a week now and we really like each other but I'm not sure when a good time is to tell him that I have genital herpes. When should I tell him?

The proper time to tell a partner about genital herpes really depends on the situation. Each person has a different approach. I personally suggest telling a partner after 2-3 dates. You want to tell someone you trust and someone who is supportive. The only person that needs to know about a person's STD status is a romantic partner or someone who is supportive. However, a person may want to know his partner's STD status after this first date. It is something to think about and it can be a hard to decide.

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