Jason Biggs Herpes Cold Sore

Jason Biggs updates Twitter on the progress of his herpes cold sore

WhoSay.com – Ok guys, I’m gonna live tweet the progress of my lip herpe that showed up in London. Here’s pic 1. 

Jason Biggs  went to Twitter account and tweeted the progress of his cold sore on his lip.  He went from “Getting better” to “Just a scab at this point. On the home stretch.”  You know Jason Biggs as the star of the “American Pie” and his new movie, “American Reunion,” is in theaters now.

He is correct in that  cold sores are caused by the oral herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV1 for short).  Herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV2) is the one most associated with genital herpes.  Some estimate that up to 80% of people have HSV1 but many do not show symptoms as their immunity system fights it off.  Canker sores, often confused with cold sores, are different.

What many people do not realize it that you can pass HSV1 to a partner even without showing any symptoms.  You can also pass HSV1 to a partner’s genital region thus giving them genital herpes.  These examples are long shots but they do occur.  Just use common sense.

One of the common ways people get HSV1 are as children.  Remember that wedding your parents made you go to as a kid and Aunt Bernice was first in line to give you that big kiss?  Eventually, your body builds up anti-bodies to fight the virus.  Of course, it can rear its ugly head at any time like before that important interview or that big date.  This is because an outbreak can be brought on by stress.

Jason Biggs totally rocks for his honesty, making light of his cold sore and bringing attention to something that most people have and may feel embarrassed about.




1 Comment
  1. Jimmies 9000 10 years ago

    Got one right now. Happened just as the weekend came about which gave me 2 1/2 days to “work with it”. What an absolute self esteem and confidence destroyer! Makes you feel like you’re the dirtiest person in the world even though the majority of us have it. I hate to make this comparison but it’s almost as bad as cancer. I wish a scientist could take a sample from someone’s lip and create a cure for it. If not at the very least a product that wipes it out in a couple of days.

    Jason is alpha for being so confident with this.

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