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The STD Project

The STD Project

Established in 2012 during STD Awareness Month, The STD Project, is a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. They are taking steps toward modern-day sexual health and prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.The STD Project Provides:

  • Online static content. Over 350 comprehensive STD articles, guides and fact sheets, advice answers, extensive external resource lists for each sexually transmitted disease, and personal stories.
  • Interactive services. Their forum is highly moderated to provide a safe space which offers accurate information. They also maintain an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and Pinterest as well as responding in question and answer forums such as Reddit and Quora. 
  • Referrals. They make referrals to sexual/reproductive healthcare services and references such as: testing centers, hotlines, external forums, educational books, and safer-sex products. 
  • Other outreach. They provide global outreach and education offline through tabling events, project collaboration, research, clinician or support staff training, and through speaking engagements at universities, community centers, and conferences.

The STD Project was founded by Jenelle Marie Davis. Jenelle is also the STD Expert for, an adjunct professor, a freelance writer, and a professional speaker. She is also a  member of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (IUASTD), the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA), and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD). Her work has been featured in popular TV, radio, and print outlets such as: Cosmopolitan Magazine, Jezebel, Forbes, HuffPost Live, NPR, Mother Jones, Refinery 29, NOW Magazine (UK), and many more.

It’s about honesty. It’s about knowledge. It’s about time.