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Whitney Carlson told Revelist her diagnosis made her stronger than ever before.

Whitney Carlson
photo: Whitney Carlson

“When I was diagnosed with herpes, I was confused ... I thought my life was over,” the social media consultant said. “I slowly realized that I was still the same person. I could still date. I could still be happy and achieve my dreams. Now, two years later, I'm a stronger and more secure person.”

So there you have it, Omaha: That is the "warts" that could happen.