The Right To Know!


Written By Kavon Burrell

STDs are a big issue today, you should know that anyone can get them, it doesn’t matter your race, age, sexuality or even religion you are at risk for getting an STD.  Make sure you always ask a person if they have an STD before you begin to be sexually active with the person. A person does not have to tell you if they have an STD, so make sure you and your partner get tested together. On the other hand if you have the HIV virus and you plan on being sexually active it is the law to tell your partner before engaging in any kind of sexual intercourse or you can get charged with criminal transmission of HIV.

So you may have heard of the Usher scandal recently. Usher was accused of passing on herpes to a women who claimed she tested positive for herpes after a sexual encounter with the R&B singer Usher. The women that chooses to stay anonymous, filed her own lawsuit and is suing Usher for $20 million. So you may ask why bring up the Usher situation? Well this situation is a perfect example on as to why you should consider asking your partner about their sexual status before having any sexual contact with them. And if your partner doesn’t want to disclose that information with you (keep in mind your partner doesn’t have to tell you) then I’m sorry to say it wasn’t mean’t to be. So remember always ask because everyone should have the right to know!