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She added potential partners only find out about the disease on a need-to-know basis.
"I don't need to lead with that," she said. "I certainly have used online dating, and it's not in my profile. I want to make sure that I want to have sex with you before I'm revealing this thing."
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"There are so many things about me," she told HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri. "I got 99 problems and herpes is only one."
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