Famed R&B singer, R. Kelly, has been accused by an unidentified Texas woman of having intentionally given her an STD. The woman alleges that she had an eight month relationship with the singer and during that time, he never disclosed he had an STD. Now, local authorities are investigating this woman’s claims. Furthermore, an attorney representing the alleged victim is preparing a civil lawsuit.
Kelly, aged 51, whose full name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has sold more than 50 million albums but has been dodging accusations of sexual misconduct for decades. He has settled several lawsuits in the past that made similar allegations. He has continually denied these new claims.
Celebrities have been accused of intentionally spreading STDs to people they had been sexually active with in the past. Just last year, Usher faced allegations of spreading herpes to a fan. Several famous athletes and actors have also been accused in the past. Many times, it becomes difficult to prove whether or not a person has intentionally spread an STD to another.
When stories like this one are in the news, it is a good time to look at how you can protect yourself from the spread of STDs. There are many ways you can prevent the spread of STDs and becoming infected yourself.
The first step is to have an open and honest conversation with your partner about your sexual histories. By discussing the potential of infection, you can make more informed choices before engaging in sexual activity. Next, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the use of latex condoms to prevent the spread of STDs and HIV. This can be a great way to prevent STD infection, but keep in mind that condoms are not 100% effective and can still put you at some risk for certain STDs.
Finally, the best way to prevent the spread of STDs is to get tested regularly. Many STDs will not always show signs and symptoms of an infection. This causes them to go unnoticed for some time and can lead to more serious health consequences. Having STD testing performed is the best way to learn the current status of your sexual health.