Last Updated on July 29, 2021 by Stacy Sampson, DO
Do you know someone with a sexually transmitted infection or disease?
Do you love them and would you like to share your story? The STI Project wants to hear from you too!!!
If you’d like to participate, answer the below questions about the person you love in advance and send them to us via the contact form and/or send questions via the contact form and we will respond promptly!
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STI Masterclass: Breaking Through the Fear, Shame, and Stigma of an STI Diagnosis
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People Who Love People with STDs
1. What relation is the person you are writing about (ie. partner, family member, friend, etc.)?
Girlfriend (of 3 years)
2. What STI(s) does this person have (or has this person had)?
Herpes Simplex 2
3. How has their STI(s) affected your relationship?
Yes and No. Yes, we cannot have intercourse during outbreaks. No, it has not affected how I feel about this person.
I love her regardless.
4. Has this impacted your view of STIs? Please explain.
Yes, in a positive way.
Loving someone with a sexually transmitted infection has helped me to put aside my own stigmas about sexually transmitted infections and diseases. It has also shown me that you can love someone with a sexually transmitted infection without it hindering your relationship.
5. If you could change one thing about how people view contracting and/or living with an STI, what would it be?
I would have people put aside their negative views of STIs.
In the world we live in today, STIs/STDs are just as prevalent as getting the flu.
It’s not the end of the world, nor should people be made to feel as such.
6. Why have you chosen to participate in The STI Interviews and/or is there anything else you would like to share with the readers?
I’ve chosen to participate to eradicate the stigma surrounding people with STIs.
I would just like to add that loving someone with a sexually transmitted infection has not hindered my life or our relationship.
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