LAST EDITED ON Nov-25-08 AT 01:26 PM (CST)
Just to make sure, you have hpv, not hsv? HPV is warts, hsv is herpes.
If you had hpv 8 years ago, and haven't had any symptoms in years, then you aren't infectious anymore.
If you meant hsv, as in herpes, then I think you need to learn all you can about herpes, and realize that the transmission rates are lower than you probably think they are. I can go into the rates if you do have herpes.
You should also find out what type of herpes you have - you can have either type 1 or type 2 genitally, and the transmission rates are different for each. At best (worst?) there is about an 8-10% chance per year that you would transmit it to a female partner if you are male. If you are in same sex relationships, unfortunately, we have no studies on same sex transmission.
I think you are also forgetting everything else about you that makes you a great catch. Don't forget that there are lots of other parts of you, and having an std is just one little bitty part. If you really can't get over the transmission part, there are dozens and dozens of std dating sites you could try, and you could always date someone who has the same std you have, but again, you need to know what type you have, if you have herpes.
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