STI Treatment with EPT: A New Approach to Sexual Health

STI Treatment

This guest post was written by one of our contributors, Social & Behavioral Health Expert, Janelle Knowlton, MPH. For decades, the central component of STI prevention (sexually transmitted infection prevention) has been STI treatment for the sexual partners of people with STIs. Traditional practice has relied on patients or health care providers to notify the partner(s) of […]

Recognizing STI Symptoms: A Guide to Five Common Infections

STI Symptoms

This feature article was written by Dr. Wayne Osbourne, a GP and the Head Practitioner at Treated.com. I’ve been working in general practice for 13 years now, and I can tell you that STIs are just as much of an issue here in the UK as they are in the United States. Permit me to […]

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

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

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

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)

Hepatitis

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 […]