Tips on dealing with herpes. Talk to your doctor if you think you may have herpes. Remember that you’re not alone. Millions of people have herpes. Although it’s not always openly discussed, genital herpes remains one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases. In fact, 1 out of 4 people in the United States over age 18 have genital herpes. He or She Just Aint That Into You. If you have herpes and have the integrity to tell someone about it before you get sexually involved (which I hope everyone.