In USA Today, Dr. Savita Ginde provided her expertise on the topic of sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs). With STD cases on the rise, says the article, it’s more important than ever for people to get regularly tested, including those who are in monogamous, long-term relationships.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
“It’s often assumed that only sexually active people with multiple partners are susceptible to getting an STD. While being in an exclusive, serious relationship can limit your risk, it doesn’t guarantee you won’t contract an infection.
‘Everyone should think about having a conversation with their partner around STD testing coming from a place of concern and care,’ says Savita Ginde, a women’s health specialist. ‘It’s crucial for people to believe in the importance of this conversation and thinking of it as an investment in their own health and health of others.'”
About Dr. Savita Ginde
Dr. Savita Ginde is an advocate and thought leader for reproductive health and served as Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains for over 13 years. And, until very recently, she served as the Chief Healthcare Officer for STRIDE Community Health Center where she oversaw all of STRIDE’s healthcare services and led their COVID-19 vaccination efforts.