4-year-old reportedly tests positive for Herpes after finding used condom in hotel

The family of a four-year-old boy who is said to have put a discarded, dirty condom overlooked by hotel maids in his mouth at an Atlanta hotel in August reportedly contracted oral Herpes from the incident.

As expected, the child supposedly believed the prophylactic was a balloon and tried to blow it up before his horrified grandmother stopped him:

“I ran out the bathroom and my grandson had a condom in his mouth. His tongue was in the condom and he was trying to blow it up,” said (grandmother Carmen) Jones.

In the piece, the boy’s grandmother, who he apparently calls “mommy,” says the incident has been very upsetting to the child and his family:

“When the cold sores were active, he wanted to give me a kiss, especially in the hospital. I said, ‘no sweetie — you know — not in the mouth, you can’t kiss mommy.’ He said, ‘mommy you don’t love me anymore?’ And so, it was very, very — very hurtful,” said Jones.

It is unclear how doctors know the strain of herpes the boy is said to have was definitively contracted during the incident at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in August.

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