HIV Resources – Info, Testing, Stigma, Meds, Etc.

HIV

Information about HIV & AIDS The Body Their mission is to use the web to lower barriers between patients and clinicians, demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment, improve the quality of life for all people living with HIV/AIDS, and foster community through human connection The CDC’s HIV Resource For those who are living with HIV and […]

Herpes and Pregnancy – Everything You Need to Know

Herpes and Pregnancy

This guest post was written by one of our contributors, Internist, Dr. Marina Gafanovich, MD. Women who have been diagnosed with genital herpes (HSV1 or HSV2) often have some concerns about how the condition will affect their pregnancy and their unborn baby. While it is possible for a baby to become infected with herpes during delivery, […]

Post Molluscum Contagiosum – After the STD Interview

Molluscum

Of the many messages we receive from our readers, there’s one type we never tire of, and that’s a success story. A little over a year ago, this reader reached out anonymously via the contact form and shared her STD Interview with us. Recently, she sent a follow-up message to let us know the molluscum contagiosum she […]

When Left Untreated STDs Can Cause Infertility – So True

Untreated STDs

It’s STD Awareness Month! Today’s myth: ‘When left untreated STDs can cause infertility’ and why that’s so true! We’re implementing The STD Project’s month-long myth busting series: So True, So False! Yeah, we think we’re as cool as E! Promoting awareness, education, and acceptance doesn’t always have to be super-serious. Really, though, these myths often perpetuate […]

STDs Go Away on Their Own – So False

STDs Go Away

It’s STD Awareness Month! Today’s myth: ‘STDs go away on their own’ and why that’s so false! We’re implementing The STD Project’s month-long myth busting series: So True, So False! Yeah, we think we’re as cool as E! Promoting awareness, education, and acceptance doesn’t always have to be super-serious. Really, though, these myths often perpetuate big problems, […]

Similarities & Differences Between HIV & Hepatitis C (HCV)

HIV AIDS HCV

HIV and the hepatitis C virus (HCV) share many of the same characteristics, but there are also some very distinct differences in the way they are transmitted, how long each virus lives outside of the body, disease progression, and treatment. This post explores some of the similarities and differences between HIV and HCV. RNA Viruses […]

Tips for Living with Hepatitis C (HCV)

HCV

If you have hepatitis C (HCV or hep-C), taking care of yourself may be simple, or it may be complicated depending upon how sick you are, the symptoms you have, other problems you may have, etc. This is your basic care overview, but for more information, check the resources links at the bottom of this […]

What Do You Want to See on The STD Project This Year?

The STD Project

A new year has arrived (the world didn’t end yet, much to the chagrin of some), which means, it’s a perfect time to make improvements, set goals, and brainstorm dreams into fruition! Therefore, we’re contemplating how we can best serve you, our readers, over the upcoming year. Recharged and Excited for The New Year I […]