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Getting Tested

August 17, 2019

(muffled rock music) – You know, I almost had HPV once. – You almost had HPV?
– Yeah, I thought I had it for like two days, oh, it was terrible. But it turns out it was just a UTI. So, maybe this is just a UTI. Or a yeast infection or
a third weird infection vaginas get. (sighing) – I don’t know why I always
assumed you would be the one with an STD.
– STI. – Hmm?
– They’re infections, not diseases. Shout out to my very hot
seventh grade health teacher, Mr. McGrath. But yeah, me too. (melancholy music) – This is really not like me.
– Have you been having any– – I’ve only had sex with
like five people, maybe six. – It’s OK, just relax. The sores are symptomatically consistent with genital herpes, but
I’m gonna have one of the nurses do a culture swab
to confirm before we put you on any medication.
– Herpes? – It’s actually much more
common than you think. About one in six people have it. – I haven’t had sex with
anyone that had any sores or anything.
– Well, it’s possible that you’ve had it for
quite some time and you’re just presenting symptoms now. (muffled speech, oscillating music) – I mean, I think herpes
is pretty bad ass. It’s like a literal sex wound. OK, sorry, I’m just trying
to make you feel better. – I don’t get it. Me and Lucas were so safe. Except for maybe like
once, and before then, I hadn’t even had sex for two months. – That sucks. But I mean, it’s normal. It happens all the time. – Not to you. You’ve had sex with like
five times as many people I have.
– Oh my God, please. Five times? Three times at most. You gonna tell Lucas?
– I mean, I don’t want to. Yes. I know. (chattering) – Fucking herpes. – I know, but I might not even have it. It’s not certain. – Well, I didn’t give it to you. – I’m not saying you did. I just think you should
probably get tested. – I’ve been tested. But it’s been a while I guess. – And you should probably tell anyone else you might be seeing.
– I will. – The doctors say a lot of people have it. Like one in six people. And some people never even show symptoms. Sorry. (crying) (melancholy music) – Hey. How’s your night? That bad? Then Lucas is a dick and
he doesn’t deserve you. – Is he a dick, or is he
just having a normal human response to being told he
might have an irreversible disease on his penis? – Sup James?
– Hey. You guys like coffee? (melancholy music) – OK, please just one drink. – I should probably just go
home and like soak my vagina or something.
– Come on. You should have fun. And I don’t really want to
go to a work party alone. – I don’t even like Evan. – Isn’t Evan the best?
– I seriously love him. – I never get to see you
anymore since you switched apartments.
– Yeah. – You should come and visit us sometime. – Yeah, yeah I should. – Yeah, then we could
all go and get drinks. – Like we’re doing right now. – True, right, yeah. – Yes. (laughing) – Yeah. Or, here’s a pitch. We could go together, just the two of us, no coworkers, at a different bar. – Mm, I like where your head’s at. Except you probably don’t want to do that because according to WebMD
there is a 77% chance that I might have herpes. – Yeah. – Yeah. – Oh, shit, really? – Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe I just never have sex
again and die alone, so. I’m good, I’m fine, I’m good. – Cool. Technically, we all die alone. So. Do you like tacos or do you want to, where do you want to go? – Yeah. Yeah I like tacos. – Here. Sustenance. I saw you talking to James
last night, he’s cute. Signs too many e-mails
with exclamation points, but cute. – Yeah, he’s cute. Probably won’t work out
because of all that, but that’s OK. – Yeah, I mean, Amy. You don’t have to date
shitty people because a shitty thing might have happened to you. You deserve to be happy. – Thank you. I hear you, I do. Thank you. – Now, eat this, you look
like a Tim Burton character. I opened it in the car,
they are still good. (dinging) – You’re right, too many
exclamation points, but he’s cute.
– Wow, I can’t believe you’re in love with James. (phone ringing) – Hello? (oscillating music) (creaking)


  • Reply Atomic Alien Gaming March 21, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Oi. my reaction (internet searches and little breakdowns) from finding out about my hpv crap.

  • Reply gareth doyle March 21, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    It's only herpes. Seriously not a big deal,2/3 people under the age of fifty have at least one form of herpes according to a study from the WHO in 2010. You could have switched the sti with something like HIV then it would make more sense

  • Reply Tanuma Kaname March 21, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    I have mouth herpes and as far as I know you can only transmit it if you have sores at the time. And they hurt, so it's not very likely you don't know you have a sore…

  • Reply Lucie Chytra March 21, 2017 at 6:17 pm powerful.

  • Reply emilygjen March 21, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Makes me up set that it's a cliff hanger

  • Reply Maggie Elizabeth Youngblood March 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    If I lived in the USA I would get SOO fat because of all the beautiful junk food

  • Reply DEE Antonio March 21, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    I haven't been sexually active and I still get nervous after a test..thinking to myself like why are you here you havent even touched anybody

  • Reply jo madissyn March 21, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    "so you like tacos?"

  • Reply shrug2436 March 22, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Forever a virgin.

  • Reply Lexie2761 March 22, 2017 at 2:28 am


  • Reply Emmett Raphael March 22, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Schroedinger's Herpes.

  • Reply Katie White March 22, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Should do one on getting a biopsy next. I had to get one for spots on my vulva (was benign). It was terrifying.

  • Reply Rachy Hams March 22, 2017 at 2:42 am

    I think maybe I solved it….
    They don't tell bc it doesn't matter to her storyline. Sure, she's worried, and of course, we as an audience are curious, but what are the possible outcomes?
    A) she doesn't have herpes. Amy goes on living life and being a little more careful.
    B) she does have herpes. We've seen how she's been treating herself and been anxious, so if that's the case, we know how it'll play out in terms of her future relationships.
    Her main struggle is thinking about how anyone can actually be happy with her if she has herpes. But, we've seen with James, it doesn't matter to him. Looks like they get together!
    Either way, whether she has herpes or not, she is not alone, and seems satisfied with that. As long as she isn't alone, herpes won't affect her relationship status with James, who doesn't care if she has herpes or not since he asked her out anyways.
    I guess "living with herpes" is actually "living" with herpes, not just surviving herpes. It's being happy despite it, which I can imagine is tough to do. Since Amy has learned to live, without or with herpes, the short's purpose is fulfilled.

  • Reply Cindy Herring March 22, 2017 at 2:48 am

    If you have any sort of STD, I'm here for you. It's OK!!!! U can get through this. Support is always there, even if it's a phone call to a support line.

  • Reply Michael Petzz March 22, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Such a great message!

  • Reply Jacquie Reign March 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm


  • Reply Sophie Wysocki March 22, 2017 at 8:37 pm


  • Reply Farhana Ratree March 22, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Abstinence rules

  • Reply ngoc v March 22, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    yo i'm scared now

  • Reply Dev Dev March 22, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Question for everyone, Is it OK to have herpes and sleep with someone and not tell them? All opinions welcome. ☺

  • Reply My name is Rick and this is my Pawn Shop March 22, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    I'm 13 and I have HPV. Its really hard, but you have to stay strong. These are things that make you beautiful. When my friends ask why I don't have a boyfriend, its because if we turn out to be long term, I don't want it to end because of that. Honestly, times are hard but you really can't let yourself down. Remember there are people living life with deadly diseases. Stay strong, from someone who is slightly abnormal 😃

  • Reply Johnathan Burns March 23, 2017 at 3:46 am

    that brown haired girl looks alot like lady gaga!

  • Reply Addie Barron March 23, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Lucas looks like the old pewdiepie lol

  • Reply sasuke0982 March 24, 2017 at 1:55 am

    why did they stop with the call??? i was into it, to figure out the answer…. DAMN god way killing the vibe lmao

  • Reply Kenny Graham March 24, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Anyone else confused where her hair went half way through this…

  • Reply Algerian Cutie March 25, 2017 at 8:42 am

    i'm in love with that Ally girl ❤

  • Reply Changedma Name March 25, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Hey, there is my favourite actor again, the Black guy, i don't know his name

  • Reply Nate Johnson March 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    I think less than the idea of the std and specifics its just nice to see other people live their lives and operate in a general fashion similar to mine and ours so i dont feel as confused about everything

  • Reply Keziah Ayisi-Nyarko March 26, 2017 at 4:11 am

    I read so many comments and now I feel like I never wanna kiss someone be of the chance of getting herpes

  • Reply myhulagirl2 March 26, 2017 at 5:54 am

    SO?!! Did she have it, or what??

  • Reply Abigail Paredes March 26, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Its just herpes. It could be aids. Then you could be that depressed about it.

  • Reply Malika X March 28, 2017 at 5:43 am

    make a part 2!!!

  • Reply Holly Rydquist March 28, 2017 at 6:46 am

    NOOOO it ended before the ANSWER!!!what happened???

  • Reply Viesta Ware March 28, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Wait did she have herpes

  • Reply Manik Kreator March 29, 2017 at 3:43 am

    I got so emotional after James's response to her assumption about her results. I know this is scripted but it just shows how people can really be in real life and there are people willing to accept the good and the bad when it comes to a person they really want to be with regardless. Also people who will always try to make you happy. His " So seriously do you like tacos?" and " So I found a cool taco place!!" melted me… To me this was special regardless of what is really going on with her. ♡

  • Reply Erin Keenan March 30, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    But does she have it???

  • Reply Lucifer Alpha April 1, 2017 at 2:13 am

    This was like two weeks ago! Where's the rest of it, Buzzfeed?! You are a scumbag!

  • Reply Abby Roberge April 2, 2017 at 1:31 am

    "Technically we all die alone so…do you like….tacos….or…?" lol how I would get out of a conversation like that

  • Reply A N April 2, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Love this. Now people won't feel alone when this happens to them.

  • Reply Hylla RezAmario April 3, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Why is this such a big deal!
    As long as it's not a life threatening disease what's the huge issue?!

  • Reply Erika Pettway April 4, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Seriously?!?! Did they seriously just end it like that?!?!?!

  • Reply labellanati April 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    i was raped by a guy who had it.and it does take an emotional toll on you emotionally and some times physically.but all though 1 in 6 people may have it.alot of people are not okay dating someone who does. this video gives people like me hope that there is a guy or girl out there for me who takes me as i am. good luck to all who have it. you have a cootie friend here if anyone needs to talk

  • Reply cheyenne howell April 5, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    when you're asexual and aromantic…

  • Reply lauryn April 9, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Missed calls: 0

  • Reply alyssa burrell April 9, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    so did she end up having them or?

  • Reply Evelyn Hammersley April 10, 2017 at 12:52 am

    lol did she have herpes tho?

  • Reply mkay.kristine April 10, 2017 at 9:32 am

    cliff hangers…ugh

  • Reply Sara lee taylor April 12, 2017 at 6:50 am

    0:45 nice big feet in white socks tickle tickle tickle

  • Reply S 1 April 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Ew why do they do it. They shouldn't need any gross tests

  • Reply Honeybee 23 April 13, 2017 at 10:52 pm


  • Reply 袁子盁 April 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    This video is so serious….

  • Reply Jennica Ray April 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    dammit show us the results!!

  • Reply Katrina Stringer April 19, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    it's your fault for sleeping around

  • Reply Isabel Lincoln April 21, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    this is weird

  • Reply Teddy 97 April 25, 2017 at 12:06 am

    About the only perk of apparently being doomed to stay a virgin forever: absolitely no risk of accidentally getting pregnant or and having an STD. I managed to get mononucleosis by snogging (which technically is a type of herpes, too, and 95% of people have it and transfer it but only a few get seriously ill) and was sick for 4 months of which I had to spend a few weeks in hospital, missing out on graduation festivities and the 'magical summer' after school. I wonder if the universe is trying to tell me to just never participate in any kind of sexual encounter ever (again).

  • Reply Shahd Ayman May 17, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Exclamation points? I call it exclamation marks

  • Reply Prince of Chetarria June 6, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I swear herpes clears up after a few weeks anyway though?

  • Reply iSING June 9, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    if this is a real thing that happened to her, I support her. I feel sorry for her.

  • Reply Natalie Berry June 21, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Wed I wanted to know is she had it or not

  • Reply Gabby Britz July 1, 2017 at 6:58 am


  • Reply skrt skrt July 13, 2017 at 12:43 am

    the world may never know if they had tacos…

  • Reply Amber C July 13, 2017 at 5:14 am

    That guy with the glasses looks like Jimmy Neutron's dad.

  • Reply fia b July 13, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I got a anti-HPV vaccine yesterday

  • Reply Sophia Grande July 13, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    are herpes permanent?

  • Reply Ana Jaimes July 17, 2017 at 1:18 am

    OMG I thought it said: getting TASTED!

  • Reply Natalia elLA July 26, 2017 at 7:25 am

    I thought the title said 'getting tased'

  • Reply yeet August 6, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Herpes isn't even that bad

  • Reply Unique TM September 3, 2017 at 7:00 am

    i'm never riding an elevator again

  • Reply Dani Lundqvist September 9, 2017 at 3:22 am

    My sister has genetic herpies

  • Reply Tazerton September 15, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Kids check your condoms before you use them but actually check for wholes

  • Reply Setgiga •_• October 18, 2017 at 6:21 am

    95% of the world's population has herpes, not 1/6

  • Reply Jessica L October 19, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I read the title so wrong, I thought it was “Getting Tasted” not tested😂

  • Reply sdushdiu November 1, 2017 at 10:14 am

    BuzzFeed Video Tries to Normalize Sexually Transmitted Diseases…..LOL!
    "History books in the future are going to include the word "BuzzFeed" whenever the demise of the United States of America is mentioned. In their latest embrace of the destructively absurd."

  • Reply Maggie Bowers November 11, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Or abstinence duu…. Beyond just STDs where's the emotional stability in a one night stand no I have a boyfriend he loves me right no he doesn't love you he might but unless he's willing to bond it by marriage having kids joining finances ect. I don't care what people think abstinence does to work it's just people don't care and then when they possibly end up with STDs and definitely end up with emotional scars if you gave away something that private do some dude that probably won't even stay with you for his whole life idiots

  • Reply Fine Wine December 27, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I ran into someone with completely blue hair. And I was so confused. I guess I make a lot of decisions based on hair.

  • Reply Fine Wine December 27, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Omg! My last gynecologist exam! I hope he was an MD.

  • Reply Fine Wine December 27, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    He looked 13😔

  • Reply Illusive[Brick] January 1, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Herpes isn't deadly and won't hurt you… it's just there

  • Reply Dylan Schenck January 28, 2018 at 1:44 am

    I thought this was about someone being annoying and testing her nerves

  • Reply Bekah Sandidge January 29, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Does she have and STD? Are her and James gonna go get tacos? Is her ex gonna regret breaking up with her because she may or may not have an STD? WE NEED ANSWERS BUZZFEED

  • Reply Samantha Hepler February 15, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Honesty herpes isn’t that big of a deal

  • Reply bob and vegana 4 trump February 25, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Buzz feed doesn't tell us if she has it or not because they want to let us know that wether the outcome that it's ok

  • Reply AnnieLovesAnimals March 4, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Lol heard the phone effect and minimised YouTube because I thought I had got a text!😆

  • Reply Eva Voskuil March 11, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    But like…does she have it or not?

  • Reply Basma Gado March 13, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    I need a part 2

  • Reply Jade Ty March 21, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    I thought it said getting tasted😂meaning she got licked down there or something

  • Reply •Honey Moon• March 24, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Do you like tacos…, errrr

  • Reply Ilona March 29, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    I feel like anyone should be fine with it when told. Imagine if the person didn't tell you and just went with it thinking ''Oh, I might not have it at all'', then turns out they did and they just didn't tell you that's a possibility. But when someone tells you ''hey, I might have this, I am waiting for results, hope that doesn't bother you'' it doesn't seem like it should bother you.

  • Reply KingSui March 30, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Actually 9 in 10 people in the world have herpes.

  • Reply Vanessa Walker April 3, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    I've noticed with these scripted serious skits they usually end in cliff hangers and I HATE that

  • Reply Katrina Applegate April 5, 2018 at 9:33 am

    this video is great

  • Reply abbiiON May 22, 2018 at 3:40 am

    They always say "we were super safe… except for like that one time" that one time is all you need honey

  • Reply Veni vedi vici Nonchalant Gassed up Shawty May 25, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Fuckin cliff hanger

  • Reply Jana Jorgensen July 11, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Ladies, GET YOUR PAP SMEARS DONE!!! My mom had her pap smear done every 3-5 years, for 40 odd years it would always come back abnormal and she always brushed it off and never did extensive testing. Guess what? She had asymptomatic HPV and had been passing it to her partners FOR YEARS. Now my mom has stage 3 cervical cancer as a result of HPV.

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  • Reply Christina Kenward February 25, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Anybody else burst out laughing when she said the guys name? Lmao no, just me? I can’t be the only one who has one😂

  • Reply anonymousandcool May 6, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Story: My significant other has herpes. Told me on our first date but said he hasn't had a flairup in years. I ended the date and blocked him. Planned to never see him again over it. He contacted me a different way later on and I told him why. He was really saddened, said he'd had a great time with me and wouldn't have let it come between us even if I told him I had something worse like HIV. Eventually we ended up dating again after I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and it felt a bit like weird karma because the person I was dating at the time no longer wanted to see me as I was "too sickly." I dated the guy with herpes, we fell in love and have been together 4 years.. and after those 4 years I still don't have it but don't care if I did.

  • Reply Dipti Madan May 15, 2019 at 11:43 am

    What kind of tacos did Amy and James get??? We will never know now! How could you, Buzzfeed? How could you?

  • Reply Sanjali Shakya June 13, 2019 at 4:52 am


    I need to know.

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