Celebrity Women With Genital Herpes

Sat., Oct. 27, 2012 8:29 AM EDT
by Yvette Caslin

Hollywood and Herpes

Herpes rumors are swirling around Hollywood. Anne Heche revealed details in her autobiography of her tragic childhood where she was raped by her homosexual dad from infancy to age 12, and contracted the herpes simplex virus when she was a tender 8-year-old. She’s faced with the memory daily because herpes is incurable and can only be treated with ant-viral medications like Valtrex and Zovirax.

Even in times when there aren’t any episodes, outbreaks or flare-ups, carriers of the virus must always practice safe sex, even during oral sex, since it can be transmitted from the mouth to the genitals. Condoms must be used consistently and correctly for all sexual encounters, but is not 100 percent foolproof. Imagine having to explain to a potential partner that you have the disease and then sharing the dreadful risks before intimacy — not exactly foreplay.

Now, there are those cases when the celebrities deem to keep their private business private and have either been outed by media or through have association have been labeled a carrier of herpes (simplex), which is medically defined as any inflammatory skin disease marked by the formation of small vesicles in clusters – usually cold sores around the mouth. Genital herpes is the herpes simplex two virus, primarily transmitted sexually via genital secretion and involving the genital region; in women, the vesicular stage may give rise to confluent, painful ulcerations and may be accompanied by neurologic symptoms.

Here is a list of celebrities who have come forward, been outed and/or linked to genital herpes. –yvette caslin

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  • Tired of BS journalism

    I used to have respect for this publication. Now you guys write trashy stories and don’t even put your byline on it. For the people who publicly say they have herpes its okay, but for others its horrible, especially if the person accusing them, actually got it from someone else.
    Where did Black journalism go?

    • RUworthy

      I concur. How tacky.. Citing that it’s rumored should not protect such unvetted accusations.

  • pretty gross

    dont any of these women check their partners before going to bed with them? and derek, come on! have some courtesy for your fellow human. usually you have to have open sores for it to be transmittable… D:

    • random-websurfer

      I can’t even believe half of these, to be quite honest. Alyssa Milano? Jessica Alba? Really?? Noooo. Paris yes, Anne yes. Britney? I don’t know..

  • Say what?

    What a horrible article. Journalism down the drain. By the way, if you can’t even spellcheck names…..why would we believe you? Sheryl is with an S, not C. By the way, didn’t Madonna sleep with Jeter, too? You left her out.

  • Thatdarkfellow

    i don’t believe that janet jackson or Alyssa Milano have it

  • Jimmy Shine

    You guys must have Herpes and are now embarrassed,