Genital Herpes & Vaginitis – My Perspective Changed – STD Interviews

Genital Herpes

A lot of folks tend to focus on the who, what, and why when diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection or disease. They want to know who they got it from, what they did (or didn’t do) to put them at risk, and why them. While it’s understandable to want answers, often, the details are […]

HSV1 – Hasn’t Changed Anything in His Eyes – STD Interviews

HSV1

It’s so refreshing to read about partners and family members who remain open-minded when an STD diagnosis occurs and/or who do not treat their loved ones differently when they learn about their infection. More often than not, I find couples who have a healthy, established relationship are able to move past an STD diagnosis and […]

HIV: The Forgotten Illness Is Still a Big Deal

HIV

This guest post was written by Robert T. McNally, PhD, President & CEO of GeoVax Labs, Inc.. Ask anyone if HIV is a problem in this country and the likely answer you’ll get is something along the lines of, ‘No. There are effective drugs to treat it now.’  Or maybe, ‘Sure, HIV is a major problem […]

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 – My Biggest Fear is Judgment from Friends – STD Interviews

Herpes

Interviews like this one remind me how important it is to continue advocating for comprehensive safer sex education. Unfortunately, it’s the norm rather than the exception that people get diagnosed and know very little about how they contracted an infection – testing, transmission, risk, you name it; most people know very little about STDs, in […]

Talking to Your Kids About STDs & Safer Sex

Safer Sex

Reader Submitted Question: I’m a 37-year-old nurse, and yesterday, I was diagnosed with herpes. I thought I had a pimple that just wouldn’t go away, but my practitioner started me on treatment yesterday. Long story short, I led a very active sex life when I was a teen. I don’t want my 12-year-old daughter to […]

Petition to Stop Twitter from Censoring Ads about Safer Sex

Twitter Banning Safer Sex Ads

This week, one of our supporters, Lucky Bloke, launched a campaign to petition Twitter’s ban on sexual health ads, and they need your help! We also need your help, because this affects The STD Project as well. —–> Sign the Petition to Stop Twitter from Banning Sexual Health Content Here <—–  Twitter has lumped ads […]

HIV – I Didn’t Know How to Internalize It – STD Interviews

HIV

I often grapple with the question, ‘Why didn’t you tell someone you had an infection?’ As someone who’s also learned the hard way when to tell someone and how to tell someone, I receive quite a number of questions from readers asking me how to overcome the overwhelming sense of denial and fear that has lead to […]