If you have genital herpes during pregnancy, there's a risk your baby could develop a serious illness called neonatal herpes.
This can be fatal, but most babies recover with antiviral treatment.
the statistics on how common genital herpes is, the math didn’t add up: If one in six people had it, how was I the only person I knew to do the ultimate walk of shame from the student health center clutching a stack of STD pamphlets?
Further Google searches opened my eyes to the powerful and invisible stigma associated with sexually transmitted diseases.
We had agreed to meet in the middle: the campus of our alma mater in Connecticut.
It was also November, and we were freezing—but it was some of the best sex of my life.
I tried to convince myself I was having some sort of allergic reaction to a new pair of underwear, but Google-searching my symptoms pointed in one, very specific direction: an STD.
This didn’t make sense, as I’d never had unprotected sex in my life.
But Andy and I were resourceful kids, and we weren't about to give up on two months of sexual tension.
Borrowing a trick from our teenage selves, we grabbed a blanket and hunted down a secluded enough corner of the campus softball field.