IT’S TIME TO START A NEW CONVERSATION.
LET’S EMPOWER YOUNG WOMEN & MEN TO SPEAK OPENLY ABOUT SEX AND RISINGSTI NUMBERS.
be in control of your sex life.
visit a health clinic near you.
meeting up or hooking up,
may be a good time to see if you need to get tested
Let’s join together to erase the STIgma!
We believe that knowledge is power, so take
the pledge to be smart, safe, AND sexy!
We believe that knowledge is power, so take the pledge to be smart, safe, AND sexy!
this is how we begin to erase the stigma
sti’s increased by 35% in 2020 in delaware among 18-24 yr olds
Being sexually active puts you at risk! But there are a lot of ways you can help prevent contracting and spreading STIs. Learn more!
DID YOU KNOW THAT condoms are 98% effective at protecting AGAINST most STIs?
In many cases, STIs can go undetected because you may not have symptoms, meaning you may not know you have one! If you’re sexually active, you should get tested regularly.
READY TO GET TESTED BUT NOT SURE WHERE TO GO AND FEELING A BIT INSECURE? AND EMBARRESSED?
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As of April 2022, it is estimated that 3,745 Delawareans are living with HIV and that 13 to 29-year-olds represent 32% of that total. So it begs the question, how much do you know about HIV and AIDS? Do you know where it came from or how it’s contracted and spread? Or do you know […]
Many people do not look forward to going to the doctor. Probably because doctor appointments are less than fun. Where else are you poked, stared at, and asked awkward questions about you and your body (well, maybe middle school)? But we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to be scared. Your doctor or […]
It starts with sex–it always does, doesn’t it? Next is the test–just to be responsible. And the result is… positive. Wait, what? A positive Sexually Transmitted Infection diagnosis is nothing short of confusing. You are probably feeling more things at once than you thought possible–disbelief, embarrassment, confusion, anxiety. And your first question will most likely […]
You’re not worried about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). You’re smart, you use condoms–except that one time. BUT, you’ve only been with like two people, ever. Well, there was a little bit of something with that one person, hmm… When you sit and think about it, the lines can get a little blurry sometimes when it […]
Everyone knows condoms prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. But what everyone may NOT know is how to have the conversation with your partner about protection, ESPECIALLY if they’re against using condoms. We came up with some responses to use if your partner doesn’t want to use condoms. They say: “It doesn’t fit.” You say: […]
WHAT IS ERASE THE STIGMA? We’re here to change how we talk and think about STIs by empowering young women and men, and their sexual partners, to be direct, honest, and open minded with one another. We want to normalize testing and normalize having honest conversations about sex. On top of that, we will drive […]
Treatment STIs caused by bacteria are generally easier to treat. Viral infections can be managed but not always cured. Treatment for STIs usually consists of one of the following, depending on the infection: Antibiotics. Antibiotics, often in a single dose, can cure many sexually transmitted bacterial and parasitic infections, including gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and trichomoniasis. Typically, you’ll be treated […]
How do I talk with my teen? These tips can help you talk to your teen about preventing STDs: Talk with your teen about how to prevent STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), even if you don’t think your teen is sexually active. If talking about sex and STDs with your teen makes you nervous, you aren’t […]