Ep. 122: The Birds, The Bees, & All These STDs

The very thought of getting an STI (sexually transmitted infection) can send a shudder down your spine, but what really is an STI? How is it different from an STD (sexually transmitted disease)?  What is the likelihood of catching HIV from a partner? Which STI can you actually prevent with a vaccine? Which are the most common STIs?

Welcome to this crucial episode of Dr. Sex Fairy where Infectious Diseases specialist Dr. Patrick Kenney and I are diving into the often misunderstood world of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) – no stigma, no shame, just straight facts and helpful guidance. From Chlamydia to HPV to Syphilis to Herpes, we are breaking down the basics of STIs and STDs, their symptoms, and, most importantly, the treatments available. We will discuss how these infections are transmitted, the signs to look out for, and the misconceptions that often surround them. 

April is STD Awareness Month, and we are on a mission to spread science not the misinformation often found on the internet. The heart of this episode is centered around treatment and management. Dr. Kenney, who serves as Vice Chair of Infectious Diseases at Cleveland Clinic, helps me demystify the treatment process for various STDs, from antibiotics for bacterial infections like Gonorrhea and Syphilis to management strategies for viral infections such as Herpes and HIV. We emphasize the importance of early detection, regular screenings, and open communication with healthcare providers.

But that’s not all – we also explore the psychological impact of STD diagnoses and how to navigate conversations around STDs with partners. This episode of the Dr. Sex Fairy Podcast aims to empower you with knowledge and dispel the myths surrounding STIs and STDs. Whether you are seeking information for yourself or someone you care about, this episode is a comprehensive guide to understanding, treating, and managing STDs with the dignity and care everyone deserves. Join us for an episode that promises to enlighten, support, and guide you through the complexities of sexual health.

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