Radio Made in Michigan
3:27 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Project aims to break the stigma surrounding STDs

Jenelle Marie started The STD Project because she lives with genital herpes. She contracted the disease 14 years ago.
Credit Courtesy/thestdproject.com

Jenelle Marie says the subject of sexual health remains  shrouded in stigmatized myths.

She wants to change the conversation surrounding sexually transmitted diseases. The STD Project website is geared toward eradicating  misconceptions about STD's.

Part of her motivation is that when she contracted genital herpes at the age of 16, there weren't resources for people who are living with an STD.

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