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Reddit AMA: Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Christine Johnston (left) and Ina Park | AAAS

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are really common – there are about 20 million new cases every year in the United States and about 110 million total infections according to the Centers for Disease Control. Yet people are often afraid to ask questions about these infectious diseases because of stigma around sex and STIs. We study STIs for a living and we’re not squeamish. Ask us anything!

Reddit AMA:  Sexually Transmitted Infections
Date: Wed., June 14
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT
URL: Reddit AMA: Sexually Transmitted Infections


  • Christine Johnston, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
  • Ina Park, Medical Consultant, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine; Medical Director, California Prevention Training Center

This AMA is part of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute, a year-long fellowship program that helps scientists improve their science communication and public engagement skills.