Ashley Manta talks in this clip about the reality of living with a sexually transmitted infection. She briefly covers some very real statistics, but the focus of the series is about the feeling and process of dealing with being part of those numbers. Ashley also talks about acceptance, stigma, and how an STI can be an opportunity for personal growth.
Dr. Derek Andelloux helps demystify one of the most stigmatized of sti’s: herpes. He covers how it is transmitted, what the symptoms can look like, and what preventative measures and treatments are available. He also reminds you that there is no cure and that the only way to truly get an effective diagnosis is through a visit to your doctor.