I am 23 years old and Female. I was diagnosed earlier this year with the genital herpes virus but wasn't tested to see what type I had. I recently had another outbreak and got tested positive for HSV1. The lady at the sexual health clinic really put my mind at ease and explained about how common it is and that I will still be able to date again and find someone who accepts me for me despite having herpes. But recently I am just feeling so dirty and disgusted about it. I think I may be having another outbreak. I have just finished my monthly cycle, have recently had a urine infection which took 2 types of antibiotics to clear up, then because I was taking antibiotics I also got thrush to top it off! I have also been really stressed recently and I think all of this is bringing on another outbreak. I am currently talking to a guy that I have known for a little while, although I do not think he likes me in "that" way. But it has made me really worry about liking someone again and how I'm ever going to tell them about it. I just feel like I should stay single forever because nobody will ever want me again after I tell them. I am so scared to get close to anyone and then end up hurt when they walk away from me, because I tend to really fall for people if I like them. How did everyone else bring up the subject? And what facts are most important to tell them and to put their mind at ease. I know that it is much more common than people think, but feel like the stigma around it will force a new guy to not believe me and just walk away before I've even had a chance to tell them the facts. Any advice is greatly appreciate.