A practical guide for disclosing your STI status

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

By Jenelle Pierce


The idea of talking about your STI status can feel utterly daunting, and if you’re thinking about having that discussion with a new partner, you probably have no idea where to start. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help move your STI conversation forward while, hopefully, easing some of your anxiety around discussing your status.


Some Housekeeping Items First:

A person can’t be tested “for everything,” and “full STI panels” usually only include 4-5 common infections (there are more than 30 STIs). Every “full panel” tests for a different combination of infections, and there are a handful of different types of tests that can be administered for each of those infections, all with different testing windows.