How do I tell my partner that I have an STD?
Even though a lot of people have sexually transmitted infections, talking about them can be tough. Here are some tips to help start this conversation:
If it’s an ordinary bacterial infection like chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis, make sure your partner gets tested and treated, too.
If it is a virus that needs to be managed in the future, such as herpes or HIV, talk with your partner about how you both can agree to do that.