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

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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 […]

The STD Project Partners with WEGO Health for their Activist Awards

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The STD Project Partners with WEGO Health As advocates for people with STDs, sexual health, and everyone’s overall well-being, The STD Project is delighted to announce our recent partnership with WEGO Health for their Health Activist Awards. Their annual awards program recognizes leaders within the online health community for their advocacy, awareness, and support efforts, […]

How to Tell Someone You Have an STD II – Outside Point of Views

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Having come across a handful of articles written about how to tell someone you have an STD lately, I thought it helpful to bring them all together in one post along with The STD Project’s previous article sharing how we think it best to tell someone you have an STD. We also wrote about when […]

The Relationship Survival Guide to Living with an STD – Happy Hump Day Podcasts

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Happy Hump Day! You’ve made it this far – cheers! Tomorrow’s thirsty Thursday – make sure to bring your barriers (condoms, etc.) when you’re out and about quenching your thirst; you never know who you’ll meet at your favorite watering hole, and there’s nothing sexier than being prepared! What to Expect When You’re Expecting…a Podcast […]