The herpes virus is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. According to the World Health Organisation, two out of three people under the age of 50 are infected. Oh, and once you have it, you have it for life.
This sounds genuinely scary, but what’s it like if you know you have herpes but you still want to date and find love?
Alexandra Harbushka knows the answer.
The 35-year-old manages a blog called Life With Herpes and is also the spokesperson for MPWH (Meet People With Herpes), the world’s biggest online dating community for people living with the diagnosis.