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STI FAQ: Keep Calm and Learn Real Facts About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN, Aaron Sapp, MD, MBA, Bonnie Scott, MS, MA and LPC

Got an STI? (That's short for sexually transmitted infection.) Or just worried you'll get one? Or does the thought that you might have one already wake you up grinding your teeth at 2am? That's some scary stuff. In this informative and crass zine, two sex therapists and a doctor cut through the crap around STIs and tell you what you actually need to know about herpes, HPV, Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV/AIDS.

First there's the medical stuff: How do you get them? How do you know if you have one? What can your doctor tell you and how do they test? How are they treated?

Then there's the just-as / even-more important stuff: How do you deal when you do have one? Who do you tell and what do you say and when (yes, there's a script)? How do you not pass it along in the future? How do you forgive everyone involved and get on with your sexy life?

This is all the stuff you actually needed to know back in high school health class, delivered in a way you can actually wrap your mind around it and take appropriate action as an adult.