There's been a lot of drama surrounding Kim Kardashian's ex, Kris Humphries.
One week after their supposed fling, Goldberg claimed to be experiencing those pesky herpes symptoms and wasn't afraid to tell the world about it. Which leaves me to wonder why on earth she'd want to admit that she had a viral sexually transmitted disease that has no cure - plus give us all the gory details - but that's neither here nor there.
Also -- can someone even get herpes within a week of having sex?
Is it possible that Kayla Goldberg, who says she has a whopping four other potential suspects in the Case of Who Gave Kayla Goldberg Herpes, actually got the infection from Kim's ex?
Let's get our detective (and nursing!) hats on and look at the facts. For one, it's possible that if Humphries does in fact have herpes, he didn't know he had it at the time of the rumored encounter. It's also possible that if he did have sex with Goldberg and happened to be the one to infect her, she could have seen the signs as quickly as she says she did.
As a nurse, I know more about STDs than I'd ever wanted to. So here's the 411: Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (and most often HSV-2 is the culprit for genital herpes). While it may sound like a death sentence, most people who have genital herpes don't show outward symptoms of the virus. When there are symptoms of genital herpes present, they occur as lesions or blisters in the genital area that can take 2-4 weeks to heal.
Now, genital herpes can be infectious with or without a blister in the genital region, which means that people who have herpes may not know they have the virus.
It's estimated that only 10-25% of people with herpes know they have the virus. Many don't have any symptoms, and if they do, they are mild enough to be attributed to something else. Humphries could've easily had herpes and not known about the infection. Goldberg claims he did, but we don't know if any of what she is arguing is true.
And while a week seems to be a pretty short period of time in which to become symptomatic after exposure to herpes, it's entirely feasible that she was infected by one of the four men she claims to have had sex with during that time period. After exposure to the herpes virus, signs and symptoms may surface within two days to two weeks after exposure -- if they surface at all.
As for Humphries? He's hitting back at the lawsuit, which you can watch here:
Should Kris Humphries be sued for potentially giving Kayla Goldberg herpes?