My provider is making my STD seem like no big deal, but I’m really worried about it and feel like he/she isn’t taking me seriously.

Ease Me In (The more guarded approach)

I have no doubt you are giving me the best treatment physically, but emotionally I am struggling to come to terms with this STD. I know you say it’s no big deal, but it’s still scary for me so I was hoping we could slow down a little and really talk about it.

Just Give It to Me (The no-nonsense tactic)

I know you probably deal with this stuff all the time, but it’s all new for me. Do you think you could be a little gentler in the way you talk about my STD? I know I’m very emotional about it, but it’s just how I’m dealing.