HIV: The Forgotten Illness Is Still a Big Deal


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.


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 […]

An Op-Ed about STD Stigma – Part 2


This essay was submitted anonymously after the author participated in the STD Interviews. This is part 2 of a 3 part series. The fact of the matter is, if you’re having sex, you are putting yourself at risk for an STD, and you should be getting tested for STDs. Most STDs don’t have symptoms, and the person […]

The Difference Between HIV & AIDS


This guest post was written by Dr. Lisa Oldson, Medical Director for HIV and AIDS: What’s the difference? ‘HIV’ and ‘AIDS’ – seven little letters that have made a BIG impact on the world in the past three decades. The two acronyms are so closely associated, many think they’re the same thing. Actually, they’re not. […]

Early HIV Symptoms and How to Spot Them


This guest post was written by Katie Brind’Amour, MS, a Certified Health Education Specialist, a freelance health and wellness writer, and Social Media Manager for Women’s Healthcare Topics. How to Spot Early HIV Symptoms The earliest HIV symptoms — if you experience any at all — can be disguised as other common illnesses, making a new HIV infection difficult […]

What You Need to Know About HIV Testing


About HIV What is HIV and how is it spread? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a long-term infection that damages the body’s immune system or it’s ability to fight off diseases. It spreads through blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. You can get or give the infection by: Having vaginal, anal, or oral sex […]

World AIDS Day 2013 and Beyond – What YOU Can Do Now

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is December 1st This year, The STD Project had the privilege of participating in multiple events to both commemorate those who lost their lives to AIDS as well as celebrate the leaps and bounds achieved in the fight to end HIV/AIDS. While I was delighted to take part in those events, I was […]

The STD Project Forecast: Mostly Great with a Chance of Awesome

STD Project

Being smack dab in the middle of hurricane season and all, I thought it’d be fun to parlay my update for The STD Project into a little bit of weather chatter. Brilliant, right?!?! Maybe not. However, it’s entertaining for the moment, so, I’m going with it. As always, I’ve plenty of things to share with […]