I used to think that HIV/AIDS/STDS/STIS were something that would happen only to the dirtiest of people. However, I had a brief run in and a close scare of contracting Herpes Simplex 1 ... but it turns out it was not Herpes Simplex 1, but horribly timed acne. This made me realize that I need to protect myself in the future, as well as the present -- but I look at people and wonder "how do I know if their clean?" I mean I wouldn't want to ruin a potential relationship with anyone over a kiss, but are you better off not being with someone you have things in common with, who may have something like HS1? I'm thinking about getting tested, I've worn a condom everytime I have sex with my girlfriend. But my question is also, when you meet a girl -- should you both get tested before kissing? I'm not trying to say there's a level of fear, but uncertainty.