Talking To Millennials About STDs
STDs continue to be a major issue that affects young and older people. It’s also an issue with which you may have a difficult time discussing with your sexual partner(s). Below are a few recommendations, from recent articles, regarding STDs:
- Obtain a diagnosis and get treated immediately if you experience STD symptoms.
- Educate yourself about the disease, when diagnosed, before you have a discussion with your partner(s).
- Talk to your partner(s) about the disease as soon as possible.
- Inform your past partner(s) if you think you have had the disease for some time.
- Talk to your partner(s) by telephone if you feel you cannot have a face to face discussion.
- Discontinue having sex until the STD is eliminated.
- Be honest with your physician.
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Thaddeus J. Bell, MD
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