In this hour, listeners will learn about the prevalence of STD’s as well as the physical symptoms and psychological impact they have on those who suffer from them. We will discuss how these infections are transmitted and what can be done to prevent the spread of HIV and other STD’s. We will explore the impact that this diagnosis has on relationships and one’s sex life. We will also look at the ways in which society views women with STD’s and how we can help those who suffer to feel less shame. We will discuss that impact that this diagnosis has on women who have histories of prior trauma, shame about their sexuality, or issues with distorted body image. Our presenter will describe the resources that are available to women to help them physically and emotionally, as well as the ways in which we can help women re-frame this diagnosis as a “gift” that can strengthen rather than harm their intimate relationships.
Sabrina N’Diaye began her career as a Social Worker almost 25 years ago in New York City’s foster care system. Since that time, she has worked in residential psychiatric treatment, community mental health, addictions, and private practice. In addition to her clinical work, she has mastered the art of relationship marketing, and has assisted a number of programs and practices increase their referral base and bottom lines. For over ten years, she served as a Regional Marketing Consultant for Marworth Treatment Center in Waverly, PA. Read more about Sabrina here. >