Take a 5 Minute, Anonymous STD Testing Survey for BMF!

STD Testing

Boston Microfluidics (BMF) is looking for people to take a 5 minute, anonymous STD testing survey! To take the survey, follow this link! Recently, The STD Project and Boston Microfluidics – the makers of KnowNow at-home HSV2 tests – have begun collaborating. You may have seen some of our recent press in The Daily Beast, […]

Should I Tell Past Partners I Have a Sexually Transmitted Infection?

Partner Notification

Reader Submitted Question: I am in my 20′s, and I contracted HSV1 when I was a teenager. I had sexual contact with one male and had safe sex with another male, and both did not know I carried the virus then. I have struggled for the last few years with HSV1 but have a supportive family & boyfriend. […]

An Op-Ed about STD Stigma – Part 3

Stigma

This essay was submitted anonymously after the author participated in the STD Interviews. This is part 3 of a 3 part series. Statistics help to show just how common STDs are. According to the CDC, genital herpes is one of the most common STDs, and in the United States, about 1 in 5 people are infected. […]

An Op-Ed about STD Stigma – Part 2

Stigma

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 […]

An Op-Ed about STD Stigma – Part 1

Stigma

This essay was submitted anonymously after the author participated in the STD Interviews. This is part 1 of a 3 part series. Many people toss around jokes as if the only way they can get an STD is to sleep with tons of people. In high school, almost daily, girls bashed each other with names like […]

Should You Get STD Testing Done? How to Know if You Should Get Tested

STD Testing

If I wanted to be glib, I’d tell you, since you’re reading this post, you should be tested for STDs… Although, I’m guessing that wouldn’t go over well, and, quite frankly, I can’t blame you. Years ago, it wouldn’t have and certainly didn’t impact my testing decisions either (or lack thereof). Surprisingly, or, maybe not […]

STD Awareness Month 2013 – Awareness Months

STD Awareness

STD Awareness Months Awareness months are always so exciting for us here at The STD Project, because we’re fans of supporting one another’s work; so, STD Awareness Month, in particular, is like our Christmas – er, that statement just seems odd… How about, it’s like Forth of July for The STD Project? Oh, bother – […]

Testing for Hepatitis C – Diagnostic & Evaluative Tests

Hep C Tests

Hepatitis testing is a two-stage process: first diagnosing the illness, and then evaluating liver damage and treatment prospects. The first stage tests, antibody screening and confirmation, tell you if you’ve been infected by hep-C, and whether the virus is still present and active. Once you know that you have hep-C, the tests in the evaluative […]