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positive guide to herpes disclosure

Famous People known to have Herpes based on media reports

peterk Member
edited December 2013 in General herpes discussion
Just about anybody can get it but if your famous its pretty hard to keep it a secret from the press. Especially Oral.

The Ladies

Anne Heche - Revealed she has been battling the disease since childhood in her biography. Sad stuff. Lauren Hutton
Alana Morisette
Lindsey Lohan
Sheryl Crow
Paris Hilton Valtrex Perscription
Victoria Beckham
Pamela Anderson
Lucie Arnaz
Janet Jackson - The Smoking Gun has the story of her attempt to use her former chef, Ricardo Macchi, name to buy multiple types of prescriptions which includes Zovirax. The case eventually went to court.
Tawny Kitaen
Britney Spears (seen buying Zovirax while in Kentwood)
Katie Holmes
Alyssa Milano
Jessica Alba - She got it from former boyfriend Derek Jeter according to the rumored story.
Jessica Biel - She also got it from Jeter.
Mariah Carey - Another Derek Jeter victim.
Vanessa Minnillo - Once again…do not spread for Derek Jeter.
Scarlett Johansson - Derek Jeter …AGAIN
Mary Kate Olsen
Kim Kardashian - Has dated Ray J. and Reggie Bush. Kim K. was mentioned by Britney Spears as being an insatiable sexual liaison as the two reportedly had sex.
Liza Minnelli - David Gest sited this as one of the reasons for divorce.

The Guys

David Hasselhoff
Bill Clinton
Tony Bennett
Robin Williams
Justin Whalin
Brad Pitt
David Beckham
Jason Kidd
Fred Durst
Joshua Jackson
Billy Idol - Told Rolling Stone Magazine about his flair up.
Colin Farrell
Juwan Howard
Dennis Rodman
Cliff Robinson
Vernin Maxwell
Derek Jeter
Michael Vick - Was sued for failing to reveal this to a sexual partner who contracted the disease.
Justin Timberlake - Either Britney, Biel or Scarlett gave it to him. Take your pick. I am guessing it was Spears.
Orlando Bloom - Got it from Minnillo courtesy of Jeter.
Nick Lachey - Also got it from Minnillo.


  • he entertainment industry has HPV everywhere.

    I hear that Miley Cyrus has it too
  • models and stars but he just laghs about. If I made

    Immediately, our brains began tallying all the ladies with bold-face names we know with whom serial-dater Jeter has gotten to home base. Luckily, so did gossip site Holy Candy, who made a handy chart so we can track who's at risk for the gift that keeps on giving. After the jump, the Derek Jeter Herpes Tree.

    Did Derek Jeter Gave Poor Jessica Alba Herpes?

    We kinda like how they treat dudes in Hollywood like baseball cards or something. But we didn't realize that Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel were so into each other's sloppy seconds! Also, does this mean that Cameron Diaz is in danger?

    Derek Jeter Gave Jessica Alba Herpes [SportsWrap via L.A. Rag Mag]

  • yep
    professional atheletes are right up there too with show biz.
    My friend used to treat Daryl Strawberry for sexual addiction and the stories were incredible.
  • 1) almost everyone gets HPV (which I think you meant HSV, but just putting this out there) at some point in their life. Really. Luckily most don't do anything. But that's a whole nuther subject.

    2) I have a client who is an Escort. She says in the movie/escort sex industry (where they get tested on a VERY regular basis) the general rule is they don't have to disclose Herpes before contract (for films) because they all have it. Most other STD's have to be revealed in the contract. They just gave up worrying about it I guess.

    Again, Herpes doesn't care who you are - it's an equal opportunity disease. So of course there will stars who have it....
  • Does'nt seem to have hurt their careers. If the sex industry has 100% infection rate to the point they don't even have to disclose then what the hell is all the fuss about?
    By the age of thirty if you have not been exposed to it then you are either a catholic Nun/Priest that actually follows the rules or a hermit living in a cave.

  • Yes I meant HSV. Winder if the virus is the same exact strain in everybody or are there variations?
  • @Mia

    I've heard that there are some mutations creeping around that are more resistant to the Valtrex and such. But at present HSV1 is one "strain" as is HSV2.....
  • adrialadrial Administrator
    edited December 2013
    Hey all!

    Yep, just goes to show that herpes is an equal opportunity virus. It will even *gasp* go for rich celebrities! :) And ultimately, let's not get too caught up in who has it and who doesn't. It's just fueling the fire for us to compare our lives to someone else's so we can either feel better or worse. Either way, it's not having us actually concentrate on our own healing and our own beliefs about ourselves. That's where the healing is. Not in gossip about other people.

    Here's a video I recorded with a fellow forum member (who is also a clinician) about celebrities with herpes to contribute to this conversation:
  • peterk Member
    edited December 2013
    The tabloids seem to be the main source of the info. Mainstream media does get near this stuff. Which is probably a good thing.
  • Damn is this for real? I never knew
  • I was actually going to post this same thing in the forum lol. I found it a few days ago. It kinda makes me feel a little better about my situation to be honest.
  • It also make me feel a little better
  • It would be so much better if any one of these celebrities came out in support, reseat=h, etc
  • You think that it would help them get better parts?
  • Peterk,
    I think it would raise awareness for HSV research, money, how common it is and the need for HSV testing to be included in a standard STD panel
  • I was exposed to it right at thirty. Damn it! I was so close to being considered a nun or saint!
  • too bad. If you made it to saint you could have publically disclosed, which would have helped the awareness bigtime.
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