How to Talk to Your Partner About Getting Tested With Minimal Weirdness

You’re pressed against the wall of a new date’s apartment as they kiss your neck and reach to undo your pants. Every atom in your body is ready for more, but then your brain kicks in: Shit. We haven’t talked about STIs yet. Or perhaps it happens when you’re on cloud nine after defining your new relationship. You’ve …

You should be getting an STD test every 3-6 months — here’s what to know

There were nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017, making it the fourth straight year in a row of sustained upward trending STD rates nationwide. And things aren’t looking great here at home. Mecklenburg County outpaces the state and the nation across the board on annual case rates of…