“STD Voices” Initiative Addresses STD Stigma

STD Voices, a new initiative from the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), is aimed at sharing the voices of people living with or affected by STDs. For too long, stigma and misunderstanding have prevented people from speaking up about their experiences with STDs and seeking and receiving the care they deserve. The hope is that these personal stories will empower others to learn more about STDs.

The first installment of STD Voices is entitled, “My Herpes: From Shame to Empowerment,” and is written by Amanda Dennison (email), our director of programs and partnerships.

Want to be a part of tackling the stigma around STDs? Do you have a story to share? NCSD would love to feature you in the ongoing STD Voices series. Your help is needed to raise up the stories of those affected by STDs to confront the shame and stigma associated with STDs.

With questions or to lend your story, contact Matt Prior, Director, Communications.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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