If you are starting a new relationship, testing is still a good idea.
Because condoms aren't 100% protective against herpes, there is always the possibility that you will pass the disease onto your sexual partners.
Cold sores, which are oral herpes, can be transmitted to the genitals and vice versa.
Furthermore, having oral herpes does not protect you from getting genital herpes.
However, many people are living with herpes -- more people than you'd expect. Herpes affects approximately one in five Americans. It's also not as awful as many people think it will be. You'll still be able to date, fall in love, and have sex. You were probably diagnosed because you experienced an outbreak.