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 […]

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, […]

Dear Sexologist – Can You Get an STD from a Toilet or Shower?

Can You Get an STD from a Toilet

This guest post was written by one of our contributors, Dr. Megan Stubbs, an energetic multi-media savvy Sexologist. Reader Submitted Question Dear Sexologist, I’m a college student, and I live in a dorm with a community bathroom facility. I heard that one of the girls down the hall has an STD, and now I’m worried about […]

Chlamydia – He Made Me Feel Awful – STD Interviews

STD Interviews - Chlamdyia

Submitted anonymously via the contact form, this interview speaks to level of stigma that persists across all STD diagnosis. Largely, those misconceptions prevail because of a lack of information. Folks are unaware of how likely they are to contract an STD, and instead of taking responsibility for their sexual behavior, they blame those who have […]

HSV2 – Utterly Lost – STD Interviews

HSV2 - Utterly Lost

This interview speaks to one of the many reasons why we must challenge the stigma associated with contracting an STD. That someone has an STD does not mean they are a slut, promiscuous, a whore, etc. – whether they have engaged in sexual activities one time, ten times, or a hundred times. One’s sexual proclivity […]

Genital Herpes – It’s Hard to Get Out of Bed – STD Interviews

Getting Out of Bed - STD Interviews

A concise and poignant interview submitted anonymously via the contact form. This full-time student shares how her genital herpes diagnosis has impacted her emotionally and has affected her relationships with family, friends, and partners. The process of simply writing about your feelings can be healing, but it’s always nice to know you’re not alone and […]

Herpes – Destroying Me Mentally – STD Interviews

Genital Herpes

Submitted anonymously via the contact form, this woman’s interview brings back so many similar emotions. While it’s been 15 years since I was first diagnosed, the shame, personal disgust, and overwhelming uncertainty about my life ahead engulfed me for so many years following my herpes diagnosis. I write a lot about how I’ve been able […]