Stemming from just eight kinds of viruses and bacteria, 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections and diseases are reported every year in the US. The good news is that we have more resources than ever to treat them, like STD testing centers, at home STD testing, online STD testing, etc. You can even get tested your family care providers. Some cities even offer a free walk in clinic, or anonymous STD testing. But speaking of anonymous STD’s, here are some celebs that you didn’t know were sporting one. (Or at least, they were at some point.)
Jessica Alba – Once involved with the New York Yankee’s Derek Jeter, Alba later discovered that he’d given her (and Scarlett Johansson) herpes. Not a very nice breakup present, I’d say.
Steven Tyler – The Aerosmith front man admitted in a 2006 interview that he’d been living with Hep C. I guess he really didn’t wanna miss a thing.
Natasha Lyonne – The “Orange is the New Black” star was revealed in 2005 to have Hep C, and at the time, a collapsed lung. I’m not sure which was worse, but I can hazard a guess that prison would be better than either.
Rihanna – The pop star was seen sporting matching sores with her (at-the-time) boo Chris Brown. It’s not a huge mystery to know who got it first.
Brad Pitt – These A-listers are crazy. Pitt was reported to have contracted herpes before his marriage to Jennifer Aniston. Maybe that’s why he keeps experimenting with the beard.
Justin Timberlake – …And Jessica Biel, of course. When celebrities get together, you can pretty much guarantee that at least one of them has something. Especially if they’ve been with Derek Jeter.
If you think that you may have an STD, don’t wait until you’re famous to get tested. Check out your family care providers or local STD testing clinics today.