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Jenelle Marie Pierce (TheSTDProject)
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Breaking the Stigma
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Herpes Diagnosis - Just Diagnosed with Herpes? It's Ok - STD Podcast

Anonymous asks about a herpes diagnosis: “Jenelle, how does someone accept having an incurable infection like this? It has been about a month since I have known, and I have been nothing but depressed. I have barely been able to get out of bed most days,…
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"I'd rather have cancer than herpes..." HSV1 Genitally - I Have Only Had Protected Sex - STD Interviews

Contracting HSV1 genitally is becoming more and more common. In fact, it’s so prevalent in the UK that it is now the number one cause of genital herpes, over HSV2. Despite how frequently people are contracting HSV1 genitally, there is still a lot of…
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Herpes - It Isn't Who I Am, It Is Something I Have - STD Interviews

Interviews like these give me hope for folks who are recently diagnosed with herpes. Although it took me years to get over the stigma and to realize that herpes doesn’t define me any more than the color of my hair defines me, I know it doesn’t have to…
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"You get an STD, and you get an STD!" The Oprah of STDs or HPV Statistics - Why Everyone Has Had an STD (HPV) - STD Podcast

Before you get your undies in a wad, we know that everyone hasn’t had an STD, but because the vast majority of all sexually active people have, we feel like it might as well be everyone. That’s what we’re talking about today – why the majority of all…
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"I want to stop this bullying. I want to inform students and the younger generation around me to be careful." Genital HSV1 - People Are Really Misinformed - STD Stories

This essay was submitted anonymously after the author visited some of our STD Interviews. She chose to write a short story, as opposed to answering the more traditional STD interview questions. Genital HSV1 and a Torn ACL I’m 20 years old, and I’m…
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Syphilis & Other STDs - My Family Thinks They'll Be Infected - STD Interviews

Sometimes the hardest part about contracting syphilis or any other STD is not the symptoms or the medication but the ignorance that surrounds these types of infections. Unfortunately for those of us who get diagnosed with an STI, our education system is…
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