Our guest this week is the amazing Colleen Lewis. She is a clinical microbiologist, which means she tests all those strep tests and pap smears! Be prepared for a full scientific discussion about STIs. We talk about transmission, testing, and treatment of the most common, and some uncommon, STIs. As it turns out, many STIs are curable! Did you know that Rome had a problem with syphilis? Or that there is a parasite STI that is becoming extremely common in our population? Listen to this episode to learn about best practices of getting tested, treatments for the most common STIs, and interesting facts along the way! The video below is a snapshot of the parasite STI, Trichomonas vaginalis, that Colleen believes to be the most common STI.