Last Updated on June 4, 2020 by Shuvani Sanyal, MD
Coping with Stigma:
- A great article about eradicating STD stigmatization and, in particular, that which is associated with those who are living with genital herpes.
- The STI Project talks about STD stigmatization, how having an STD is a modern-day scarlet letter, and how to deal with and/or alter those perceptions.
- Reflecting on living with an STD, people’s responses, and why their opinions often have very little to do with your health, circumstance, or you.
- The STI Project addresses a nasty comment and talks about the not-so-wonderful side of contracting an STD and living with an STD – stigma.
- How often does living with an STD and stigma overcome your attempts at being optimistic? A reflection on the week and living with an STD by The STI Project.
- Getting ‘awarded’ a grant and then told the winner button was pressed accidentally… stigmatization prevails – there’s more work to be done.
- A revelation about one of the things lost from stigma while living with an STD – friendships – and the resolve to move forward.
- Part 1 of a 3 part op-ed essay about STD stigma from a 20-year-old college student recently diagnosed with HSV2 and written for her college English class.
- Part 2
- Part 3
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