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 […]

My Herpes > Your Self-Loathing – A Love Letter to a Family Member

Herpes

To say I’m feeling a bit mentally perplexed today is probably a gross understatement, yet other ways of describing my current state of heart and mind are eluding me entirely. So, that’s the best I’ve got right now: mentally perplexed. Let’s preface this post with: this could be seen as one of my few ‘woe is me’ […]

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 […]

Chlamydia – It’s Opened My Eyes – STD Interviews

Chlamydia

STDs – in this case, chlamydia – do not discriminate against race, gender, age, or class; they happen to everyone, and usually, unexpectedly. Sometimes, they’re the result of a partner being unfaithful, sometimes they happen in long-term committed relationships, they even happen to folks who consistently and correctly practice safer sex. If you’re sexually active, […]

Chlamydia & Herpes – I Never Used Condoms – STD Interviews

Chlamydia

The refreshing part about interviewing people who have contracted an STI is everyone’s perspective is unique. This interview illustrates that contracting an STI – chlamydia and herpes, specifically – doesn’t always result in doom and gloom. Depending on where you’re from, what type of sexual education program you experienced, or how your parents talked about sexual […]

HSV2 – Going to be Forever Alone – STD Interviews

HSV2

The number one concern we hear when someone is first diagnosed is that they’ll never find a partner who’s willing to accept that they have a long-term infection. While we never say never here at The STD Project, that fear is not at all unfounded. Getting diagnosed with an STI – in this case, HSV2 […]

HSV2 – I Have Lost My Confidence – STD Interviews

HSV2

Interestingly, STI stigma – and in this case, HSV2 stigma – often transcends intimate relationships and can trickle into one’s public, professional, and social personas. Contracting an infection carries such immense shame that it can deteriorate confidence in all facets of life, not just the intimate ones. As this interviewee points out, she’s not only […]

HSV2 – I Cry Behind Closed Doors – STD Interviews

HSV2

Relationships and living with an STD – in this case, HSV2 – can be complicated. No one wants to be rejected by a partner, even though it happens to everyone. However, a rejection or what feels like a rejection as a result of an infection can truly erode your self-worth because of the incredible stigma associated with […]