Hip-Hop and Herpes: Rap Stars With the STD
The issue of Kris Humphries allegedly transmitting the STD genital herpes to an ex-fling, along with the recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the astronomical rate of herpes in the black community, should have sounded an alarm about reckless and gratuitous sexual relations and its devastating repercussions.
The CDC released the abysmal statistics that show black women had the highest rate of infection at 48 percent and are “nearly twice as likely as men to be infected.” Furthermore, About 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 are infected with genital herpes, making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.
“About 21 percent of women were infected with genital herpes, compared to only 11.5 percent of men, while 39 percent of blacks were infected compared to about 12 percent for whites,” the CDC said in a prepared statement.
If that is not enough of a scare, the following rap stars are allegedly infected with the disease.