In fact, according to the American Sexual Health Association, 1 in 6 individuals in the United States between the ages of 14 and 49 has genital herpes (HSV-2). Because you are hesitant about when to reveal your status, please visit the ASHA website (ashasexualhealth.org). You will find it informative. It includes a section on relationships, suggestions about when to tell someone, how to talk to a partner, reactions to expect, etc. Another website that has been mentioned in my column before is H-Date.com. It offers a free dating service through which thousands of men and women meet. Many nice, eligible people — people just like you — have herpes and live full, happy lives. I hope you will check it out.