I'm becoming more and more discerning with the people I want to have in my life. Whoever I surround myself with influences me and how I see the world. Their attitude, their beliefs, the perspectives they hold, their overall energy. I want the kinds of people in my life who are open-minded, authentic and heartfelt.
Coincidentally, those would be the kinds of people who wouldn't be phased by my having herpes, especially those who wouldn't be romantically involved with. Therefore, any friend who would reject me because of herpes wouldn't be the person I'd choose to have in my life anyway.