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Gene Weingarten: Washington Post Columnist with Hepatitis C

Carrier No. 1913 Reported by on Friday, March 30, 2012
Gene Weingarten
Journalist Gene Weingarten
First Name: Gene
Last Name: Weingarten
Occupation: Journalist
STD(s): Hepatitis C
City: Washington
State/Territory: DC
Country: United States
Age: 60
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Race: White
Sex: Male
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 6 ft. 0 inches
Weight: 230 lbs.
Infection Date: Saturday, December 31, 1977
Disclosure History: Has not failed to notify someone before exposure
Information Source: Published Source

Pulitzer Prize winning writer Gene Weingarten told Mother Jones in 2010 that he has Hepatitis C and got it while shooting smack at 17. Weingarten is best known for his humor column Below the Beltway at the Washington Post.

In addition he is a also a hypochondriac.

In the FaceDouble celebrity look a like parody (above - right) Weingarten can be seen to the left of legendary lounge singer Tony Clifton. In the video below Weingarten wore a disguise and played a violin in public to see how much money people would give him.

This profile has been updated to include an between Tony Clifton and David Letterman in 1982.


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