Actress Jenny McCarthy is not reported to be HIV positive. Many Internet rumors have circulated about her having HIV/AIDS. McCarthy is often vocal about medical issues and is considered to be an anti-vaccine activist.
McCarthy has one son with autism. She has frequently denounced vaccinations, claiming they are linked to autism in children. The actress has also written a book on treating autism. Many people see celebrities as influential, credible sources in their medical decision making. According to Time magazine, 24 percent of parents find celebrities to be trustworthy in providing medical advice. McCarthy has not made any public statements about HIV or AIDS.