Monday, April 2, 2018

Healthy Habits: Treat Me Right (STD Awareness Month)

According to the CDC, shame and embarrassment are one of the main reasons people avoid getting tested. In a report in 2016, there were 20 million new cases of STDs each year and more than two million cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea, which is the highest number on record!
In order to start lowering these shockingly high numbers and help break the stigma against STDs – it's time to get educated and become comfortable with “The Talk”! Whether it’s discussing with a new partner, or explaining the “Birds and the Bees” with your child… chatting up STDs is no easy feat, and can even be extremely daunting when speaking about it with your healthcare provider. The CDC’s theme this year, Treat Me Right, involves not only fostering a trusting relationship with your provider, but as a patient knowing what to do to stay safe and get the help you need and deserve!
GIANTmicrobes is helping STD Awareness month, by sharing their collection of STDs, from Chlamydia, Clap, Crab Louse, Herpes, HIV, HPV, Pox, Trichomoniasis, to Zika -GIANTmicrobes has a critter for every eventful occasion! Inspired by the invisible microscopic world, each microbe includes a printed card with fun, interesting and educational facts so your partner, friend, ex, child, or students can really explore and learn about this invisible… or not so invisible life going on in our world today. Helping them get a closer look at what each disease is, why to prevent them, and hopefully (because they are so charming) help you feel more comfortable when talking about them.
Instead of going for that homerun this spring, take a breath and remember to Talk, Test, and Treat with your partner – saving one itch, burn, and blister at a time.


GIANTmicrobes is an educational toy and gift company that develops and markets health, science and nature products.  Since its founding in 2002, GIANTmicrobes has introduced more than 400 products based on microorganisms, cells, vitamins and other biological concepts - a millions times actual size!  With distribution in over 30 countries, the GIANTmicrobes brand is loved by students, scientists, teachers, health professionals & anyone with a healthy sense of humor. Humorous, educational, collectible and fun, who wouldn't want to cuddle up with E.coli or play with a stuffed waterbear and red blood cell?

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