Sexually Transmitted Diseases
When it comes to your sexual health, having accurate and comprehensive information on STDs, and STIs is essential. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a concern for almost everyone. But as more information becomes available, staying safe is getting easier, through both preventative methods and treatment.
Due to the seriousness of some sexually transmitted diseases, it's important that people of all ... read more »
Although some STDs are easily treated, others have no cure. The sites below discuss the concept of ... read more »
If you think you have an STD, it's important to get tested as soon as possible so that you can ... read more »
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Sex and sexuality can be hard to talk about, so finding support if you have an STD may seem difficult. Luckily, there are Web sites that are available to people who need to talk about their infection or just spend time chatting with people who understand what they're going through. This section offers a few Web sites that can provide STD support groups and other resources.
- Be careful about the information you provide about yourself in online chat rooms or community message boards. Don't give out personal information to strangers.
- As mentioned earlier, plenty of myths about STDs are in circulation. To protect yourself from misinformation, always check anything you learn online with one of the official sites above, or with your doctor.
- A blog can be a good way for you to create a sort of public diary about your experience and possibly connect with others. Would you rather read about someone else's experience? Try a blog search for your specific STD, but beware that search terms such as the names of STDs can return results that have explicit sexual content, graphic photos or are otherwise off topic.
For general STD support or to get advice ....
American Social Health Association
provides this message board to help you connect with others with sexually transmitted infections. There are specific message boards for people with human papillomavirus (HPV) and herpes, and a forum for seniors with STDs.
provides teens and parents with information on sexuality. For an online community, check out the sponsored chats on this site, or post in the forums
. Have a question you're embarrassed to ask? Use the "Ask the Experts
" feature to get advice anonymously.
"Help & Advice" area provides toll free numbers for people in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom who have concerns about HIV/AIDS and STDs.
To find a friend or date who understands or shares your condition ....
is a large online community for people living with STDs as well as people interested in meeting others with STDs. The forum section of this site allows users to post concerns or questions about life, love or questions specific to STDs. Guest membership is free and allows you to set up a profile and look at other profiles.
allows people (HIV/AIDS positive or negative) to meet and interact with others in a private and safe environment. POZ Personals is part of a larger site that has information, a calendar of events and other resources for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Prescription 4 Love
specializes in matching people with medical and health conditions (such as STDs, cancer, HIV, obesity and others) for friendship or romantic relationships
As with many medical conditions, STD research is constantly being done and there ... read more »
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