Chlamydia & HSV2 – Best Days of My Life – STD Interviews

Chlamydia & HSV2

What a lovely interview. Not everyone will be able to muster an outlook similar to her’s right away, but reading perspectives such as these after being diagnosed with Chlamydia, HSV2, or any STD, for that matter, can help provide the hope necessary to move past the initial shock and disparity so many feel upon being […]

HPV, Trich & Chlamydia – I Wish I Could Go Back – STD Interviews

HPV

An HPV diagnosis, despite being one of the most common STDs, considering 80% of all women by the age of 50 will have contracted an HPV infection at some point in their lives, can still be one of the most frightening because of the grey area surrounding testing, length of infection, treatment, and long-term risk.  […]

HSV2 – He Never Bothered to Tell Me – STD Interviews

HSV2

In compiling these interviews, it never ceases to amaze me the similarities across one another’s narratives, yet, still, how alone, hopeless, and ostracized we can feel. No matter someone’s age or background, the affect of an STD diagnosis – in this case, HSV2 – transcends all boundaries, and often leaves those who are diagnosed in the […]

Herpes Never Scared a Man Away – HSV1 Genitally – STD Interviews

Herpes - HSV1

People with STDs are often characterized as villains – individuals that should be avoided, because they’re bad people or they will only intentionally infect someone else. What’s silly about that portrayal is everyone with an STD was once someone without an STD. Rarely, does the other side of the story get explained or does a […]

Making Safer Sex Fun – STD Prevention

Safer Sex

This guest post was written by one of our contributors, Sexual Health Educator, Natasha Albury, MPH. So you want to be careful and safer in your romantic life by incorporating safer sex, or maybe to continue what you’ve been doing, but are worried about losing out on the fun, pleasure, and excitement of the whole sexual […]

Herpes – Worth a Little Bit of Complication – STD Interviews

Herpes

Some interviews are long-winded, others are short and sweet. It’s one of the things I treasure most about the STD Interviews: their variety. We’re all so very different in our style of writing and what kind of information we share, and something about a simple interview, like this one, resonates with me. I think, maybe […]

HSV2 – It Sucks, But We Can Get Through It – STD Interviews

HSV2

As if an HSV2 diagnosis isn’t enough to send someone whirling, then those who’ve you’ve entrusted with that personal information decide they should tell others about your infection. That’s enough to make anyone depressed while feeling like a true villain – a horrible, undesirable person who people should ‘watch out’ for. The problem with those […]

Genital HSV1 – I’m Not Dirty, I’m Just Unlucky – STD Interviews

Genital HSV1

One of the most common things we hear at The STD Project is the misconception that people with STDs are promiscuous. The assumption is that, unless you’ve slept with a ton of people (whatever ‘a ton’ is), you won’t contract an infection. When, actually, the number of partners you have is only one of the […]