Woman tells everyone she has herpes

Ella Dawson, a recent graduate of Wesleyan University who resides in New York City, was diagnosed with herpes two years ago and says she’s been dropping the ‘herpes bomb’ about six months after she had her first outbreak.

‘When a real person, a woman you know and respect, casually mentions having herpes, it stops being a punchline and starts being someone’s reality,’ Dawson said.


Genital herpes, you understand. It’s important to her that you know.

This might be one of those “end of civilization” things. I’m not sure.