Genital warts are contagious, treatable, will not kill you, and for all intensive purposes can be "cured." If you have sexual contact with a partner that has genital warts, you have a 75% chance of being infected with symptoms appearing within three months. No single treatment is effective in eliminating warts and preventing them from coming back. However, if the warts are removed, the "cure" rates can be up to 91%.
Genital herpes is contagious and treatable, but there is no cure. It will not kill you, but you may be taking medicine for the rest of your life to control outbreaks and reduce risks of spreading the virus. The virus can be spread even if the infected partner does not show signs/symptoms or have knowledge that he has herpes. Condoms are little protection against herpes. As many as 80% of those infected do not know they have herpes because they show no symptoms; however, they unknowingly spread the virus. If there is to be outward signs of herpes on you, they tend to develop within 3-7 days of skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. Unlike many other STDs that are curable, herpes is a life-long problem. Because of the permanent significance of the problem, if you contract herpes it is your responsibility to be a MAN and inform your past sex partner(s) of your development so that they may recognize potential symptoms. It will not be pleasant to communicate the fact, but it is your responsibility on a human level.
OK, education time is over.
As a personal opinion, I believe that we should all enjoy life and LIVE! Yes, play and enjoy your body and time on this earth. That does NOT mean to act sexually without responsibility or reason, but enjoy yourself! If you are active, you should mentally prepare yourself that you will get an STD. It's just gonna happen! Hope that it is a "curable" STD, and always take precautions to reduce risks.