10 Celebrities with STDs - #6 Is Quite Shocking!
Julia Sweeney (Human Papillomavirus/HPV)
Quite often, STDs can lead to something worse. Scientists have discovered that there may be a link, albeit quite tenuous, between women having HPV and getting cervical cancer as in Sweeney's case. Sweeney found the bright side of this, and after recovering from cancer, produced a one-woman show that poked fun at the issues, and later became a prolific spokesperson for both the treatment of HPV and for ways to cope with cervical cancer.
Robin Williams (Genital Herpes)
While he is remembered for family-friendly movie fare, his comedic beginnings were a bit on the blue side, as were his sexual habits. Early in the 80s, Williams was sued by a cocktail waitress, who claimed that Williams gave her genital herpes during an extramarital affair that occurred during his first marriage. This case was settled out of court, mitigating damage to his reputation. Of course, settling out of court generally means the accusations are true, so take it for what you will.