If you are attempting dating with HPV, you may have deep concerns about what to do and how to do it. Perhaps you wish to hide your condition, or you're ashamed to admit it. You need to understand what to know when dating with HPV. Even if you don't have the sexually transmitted disease, when you understand what to know when dating with HPV you can allow yourself to become sexually involved with someone else who does have the condition when you feel a powerful attraction, or perhaps even a love that no disease should get in the way of.

The first thing that you need to understand is that if you have HPV you must always be honest about it. Be up front and transparent. Don't try to hide it. Your chosen target for love or intimacy doesn't deserve to get a disease from you just because you are embarrassed or humiliated. In fact, there should not be any humiliation on your part. It is unfortunate that you have HPV, but if you just face up to it and admit it, your chosen love interest will be truly appreciative. It says a lot about your character that you admit to the condition openly and transparently.

The next most important thing after honesty is knowledge. You need to know about your disease so that you can protect both your love interest and yourself. Again, put aside any shame. Gain knowledge about how to treat and prevent transmission of HPV so that you don't do any harm to an innocent person and you can enjoy your own romantic life to the fullest. Also, do your own research.

Well, this one probably goes without saying, but use protection all the time when you have sex. You need to use a condom or some other protective measure to decrease the risk of spreading the disease. Just keep in mind that you cannot do way with the risk 100%. Your mate needs to understand this before you start sleeping together. Don't assume. Make sure that it's understood.

Don't hesitate to get regular testing done. Once you have a found a steady mate, he or she needs to start regular testing for HPV, too. Once again, this has to be something that is agreed to before you start intimate engagements with each other. You can't get together with a partner who is going to “lose it” over the thought of this.

You also need to understand the basics of your own health. Research has proven that HPV breakouts can be triggered by such things as unhealthy diet, smoking, and high levels of stress. If you know that you have HPV, you can prevent breakouts by knowing how to take care of yourself physically and emotionally.

But perhaps the most important thing to understand when you have this condition is that you're not alone. Many other people also deal with the fact of having HPV. You should find some to reach out to. Don't try to handle it all by yourself. You have a support group out there just waiting to help you if you will only reach out. Don't underestimate the compassion that awaits you.

You can still have an exciting love life or a marriage when you have HPV. You just have to be willing to have integrity and wisdom.