STIs and Sexual Health

Being alive and engaging in the world around us involves risk, whether we drive a car, eat at a restaurant, or have contact with someone who might have a cold. Being sexual with someone also carries risks—including the risk contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or even a simple cold. Being sexual also can provide many physical, emotional and spiritual benefits, including physical fitness, emotional bonding, and a feeling of spiritual connection. Understanding how to prevent STIs is an important part of being sexually health and enjoying the benefits of sexual activity.

Promoting sexual health and STI prevention is relevant any time, but there are specific observations recognized where this content is even more relevant. These include:

  • STI Awareness Month (April)
  • World Sexual Health Day (September 4)
  • Sexual Health Month (September)
  • Herpes Awareness Day (October 13)
Understanding Trich

#Trich is one of the most common curable STIs in the U.S. and affects more than 2 million people each year! Take charge of your sexual health, get the facts about trich and other STIs, and talk with your health care provider. #ISpeakSexHealth

Diagnosing Herpes

There are many approaches to diagnosing herpes, but not all are created equal. In this 2 part podcast herpes expert Terri Warren, RN, ANP, discusses diagnostic tools as well as managing herpes in a relationship. #ISpeakSexHealth

STI prevention

Unsure of when or what STI tests are right for you? Taking charge of your sexual health can be confusing, but these tips can help you get started. #ISpeakSexHealth

Safer sex

Prevention, screening, and treatment are all important parts of the safer sex toolbox. What’s in your toolbox? #ISpeakSexHealth