For quiet sometimes now i have realized that getting a partner who is h i v positive is quiet challenging especially in africa whereby its either people are not ready to share their status or are afraid of stigmatization.

I was in trouble when doctor told me that I have been diagnosed with Genital Herpes…

I couldn't stop beating myself up for being so careless. I will take it when I feel like I'm going to have an outbreak. They say you need to be confident when starting a new relationship and tell someone your status from the beginning.

Living with Herpes is really hard, especially when you are a single.

According to a report from the official Herpes singles dating site , 98% of its members who used to be on a general dating site to find the love and support were rejected by others. That could be the reason that why it is so popular and now has more than 730,000 members and most of them are verified.

I remember wavering on whether I believed he didn't know he had it. RELATED: Why Herpes Isn't as Bad as You May Think (and a Lot More Common) The first year, my outbreaks were wild—I had them all the time. If you tell them you want to protect them, you're building trust and helping them to have a better reaction.

When I took a mirror to it, it looked like an ingrown hair gone awry. I went to see a doctor and the doc said, "I have to take samples first, but I think it's herpes." I didn't even know what herpes was. The guy didn't have symptoms— but I wouldn't have even known what to look for. They basically said that how you deliver it is how the person is going to take it.

If you have herpes, it's important to tell potential sexual partners before you become physically involved.

Many people think that herpes can only be transmitted when there are active blisters or sores, but that isn't true.

There was no pressure and it wasn't a big thing but one night, as things took their natural course, and we kissed and hugged, I said, "I have to tell you something, but I don't want to freak you out.

I have—I have a skin irritation, it's a disease and it's herpes.

It's passed from person to person by contact with infected skin.