Stacey Solomon has openly spoken about being diagnosed with HPV and confessed how she tried to keep it from her family as she was worried that they would feel that she is ‘dirty’ and ‘sleeps around’.
Stacey bravely opened up while her and the other Loose Women talked about if the HPV vaccine what is offered to school girls should also be offered to boys too.
‘I spoke about this on the show before, that I contracted HPV. The person who gave it to me decided to tell me after we’d had a relationship together.
‘A lot of people he’d had relationships with had gone back to him saying, ”I’ve got this virus and I believe I’ve contracted it from you, as I didn’t have it before”.’
She tne continued to say:
‘I did get nervous talking about it in the beginning. I almost felt a bit dirty,’ she said.
‘I thought, if I was to talk about something I contracted sexually, it makes me [look like] someone who sleeps around, or is irresponsible. But I was taking all the precautions.
‘You can even get this virus when using protection, it’s skin-on-skin, so you really have to be very careful.’
It was back in October of 2016 when Stacey first spoke about having the virus on Loose Women and has never been shy about answering questions on the show ever since.