Hey, ya’ll! I’m Jenelle Marie Pierce, and I have genital herpes! I am also a Sexual Health Educator, Executive Director of The STI Project, and an Adjunct Professor. I’m here to eradicate the stigma surrounding STIs by sharing my experience and no...
I’m so excited to be able to answer any questions you may have on STIs and specifically, herpes! After working in public health for the last decade, I’ve pretty much heard it all, and there’s no topic or question that’s too weird or too awk. Herpes, in particular, is something that carries a huge stigma with it, but it’s largely unnecessary. Many people think that herpes is shameful (spoiler alert: it’s not), because most of us are clueless about it, but it’s a lot more common than you think, and it doesn’t have to change or limit anything in your life.
You may have seen my work in outlets like: The Washington Post, CNN, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Forbes, NPR, Rolling Stone, Refinery 29, The Daily Mail, Bustle, Elite Daily, The Today Show, and many more.
So, let’s chat about all things herpes and STDs/STIs: from prevention, safer sex, and transmission risk to disclosure and stigma, I’ve got you covered!
You can see some proof and more of myself and The STI Project:
11:00pm EST Edit: Hey ya'll, I’m signing off for now, but thank you so much for all of your questions! I’ll be doing a Facebook Live tomorrow at 8.30PM EST where I'll be discussing genital herpes with Dr Shepherd, Jaya Jaya Myra, and Alexandra Harbushka. However, I'll be checking back earlier in the day to answer any questions I've missed, so please keep them coming! Follow this Facebook page to tune in to tomorrow's LIVE event!