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April is STD Awareness Month, Break the Sigma with GIANTmicrobes

So I admit this is a little offbeat for me, but I thought these GIANTmicrobes were adorable. Break the stigma against STDs and help spread awareness for STD awareness month this April by talking openly with some adorable GIANTmicrobes STD’s! Look at them. Adorable!

According to the CDC, shame and embarrassment are one of the main reasons people avoid getting tested. In a report in 2016, there were 20 million new cases of STDs each year and more than two million cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea, which is the highest number on record!

In order to start lowering these shockingly high numbers and help break the stigma against STDs – we need to start educating and getting comfortable with “The Talk”! Whether it’s discussing with a new partner or explaining the “Birds and the Bees” with your child… chatting up STDs is no easy feat, and can even be extremely daunting when speaking about it with your healthcare provider. The CDC’s theme this year, Treat Me Right, involves not only fostering a trusting relationship with your provider but as a patient knowing what to do to stay safe and get the help you need and deserve!

Confused… scared…anxious…these are some of the many emotions GIANTmicrobes STDs will bring out in us, although cute on the outside, these little critters will give you that itch you just can’t scratch, a fiery burn, and could even leave you with a foul scent cooking down there… And if you think you may have caught one, not to worry there are people here to help you!

GIANTmicrobes is helping STD Awareness month, by sharing their collection of STDs, from Chlamydia, Clap, Crab Louse, Herpes, HIV, HPV, Pox, Trichomoniasis, to Zika -GIANTmicrobes has a critter for every eventful occasion! Inspired by the invisible microscopic world, each microbe includes a printed card with fun, interesting and educational facts so your partner, friend, EX, child, or students can really explore and learn about this invisible… or not so invisible life going on in our world today. Helping them get a closer look at what each disease is, why to prevent them, and hopefully (because they are so charming) help you feel more comfortable when talking about them.

Instead of going for that homerun this spring, take a breath and remember to Talk, Test, and Treat with your partner – saving one itch, burn, and blister at a time. Love might be in the air this spring, but just remember to stay safe and keep clean this 2018, and know GIANTmicrobes STDs are on the prowl and just can’t wait to jump in your pants!

 

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