STDs & STIs Topics


Masturbation After Herpes Diagnosis: How to Get Back to Self-Love

A herpes diagnosis can make you feel disconnected from your body and your sexuality. Here are some strategies to help.

By Emily Depasse

One Woman’s Advice: Don’t Be Embarrassed About HPV

Danielle was too embarrassed to tell her friends she was diagnosed with HPV 12 years ago. Now, she’s raising awareness of the common virus.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Quiz: Can You Tell the STD Myths From the Facts?

How much do you know about sexually transmitted diseases? Test your knowledge.

By Eileen Bailey

More Viruses Are Found in Semen Than You Might Think

Health experts have known for decades that certain infectious agents can be found in semen, but scientists have made discoveries that have expanded that list.

By Lauren Arcuri

STD Rates in the U.S. Hit All-Time High

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than 2 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever recorded. There were 1.6 million new cases of chlamydia, ...