This guest post was written by one of our contributors, Social & Behavioral Health Expert, Janelle Knowlton, MPH. For decades, the central component of STI prevention (sexually transmitted infection prevention) has been STI treatment for the sexual partners of people with STIs. Traditional practice has relied on patients or health care providers to notify the partner(s) of […]
What It’s Like to Get STD Testing Done with a Private Provider
At The STI Project, we make a point to personally try all of the services or products we recommend on our site. Our policy is that if we do not believe in the efficacy of the product or service, we don’t suggest it to our readers. It’s as simple as that. Last month, I had […]
HIV: The Forgotten Illness Is Still a Big Deal
This guest post about HIV was written by Robert T. McNally, PhD, President & CEO of GeoVax Labs, Inc.. Ask anyone if HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus) 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 […]
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 […]
Talking to Your Kids About STDs & 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 […]
HIV – I Didn’t Know How to Internalize It – STI Interviews
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 […]
Dear Sexologist – Can You Get an STD from a Toilet or Shower?
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 […]
Should I Tell Past Partners I Have a Sexually Transmitted Infection?
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. […]