Recently, a reader posted a question about whether you should tell your partner if you have HPV. HPV is a common virus with serious health consequences, but is it so common that we underestimate the health effects? I spoke to a group recently who had mixed feelings about telling their partner. Here are some of the responses:
"It's not like it AIDS. My business is my business."
"Absolutely! Your partner has a right to know if you have a illness."
"It's too embarrassing. I would die before I told my girlfriend."
Some felt honesty was the best policy, but a strong majority felt it would be too awkward to tell their partner. What would you do?