STDs are still one of the taboo topics in a modern world. Someone who has an STD could have many problems and unfortunately, not only physical.
According to a 2015 report by CDC, cases of STDs like gonorrhoea, syphilis, and Chlamydia are on the rise in America. Young Americans are actually at a higher risk. Why aren’t we talking about it? For you to successfully help someone with an STD-related problem, begin by treating them like any other ailing person. Do you pass judgmental comments when your friends have caught the flu? No? Then, don’t do it with a person who has an STD.
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Be there for them
It is important to treat someone with an STD like any other sick person. Instead of being judgmental, or using words that insinuate that the person must have had numerous sex partners listen to them caringly. When talking, use words of comfort and sympathy. Also, assure the person that you are going to stick with them through the problem.