Frequently Asked Questions

This service connects you with one of our professionals for only $25 per question. You can ask an initial question and two follow-up questions. Questions are limited to 1000 characters (about 200 words).

The charge will appear as “ASHA” on your credit card statement.

Ask whatever you want to know, but know that our experts can’t give you direct medical advice. For that you will need to go to your healthcare provider.

Each user is limited to two questions in any six-month period. This policy assures that the forum will not be dominated by relatively few users, and is also intended to limit anxiety-related questions with little educational value. Third and subsequent questions, as well as repetitive questions that in the opinion of the moderators are driven by anxiety or have obvious answers, will be deleted without reply and without refund of the posting fee.

Start by purchasing a question in our online. Once that is done, you can post a question to our online system.  There will be a link on the checkout page to post your question—just navigate the to “Ask a New Question” tab while logged in to post your questions.

Please note that you are still able to post your question, even if your order says it is processing. 

Initial questions must be no longer than 1,000 characters, including spaces (about 200 words) and must be posted in the initial space provided. Longer questions that exceed the automatic limit or that are continued in a second comment window will be deleted without reply. Please type your question directly in the space provided and do not copy and paste from another program – this will help avoid formatting issues that make questions difficult to read.

Once you have posted, you should expect a response typically within 48 hours. You can then engage in a discussion with our assigned team member.

You will have two weeks to submit your follow-up questions, at which point the thread will be closed. 

We highly recommend not putting information either in your screen name or in your questions that will identify you to others. If you disregard this warning and post personal or confidential information on the website and then request to have it removed, there will be a fee of $25 to remove each posting. (See next question for more).

Once your question is answered, you will receive an email letting you know to log in.

ASHA recruits experts in the field of sexually transmitted infections and sexual health. Learn more about our current experts here.

Your name and email address will not appear with your question or any follow up questions.

Yes, once the expert has answered your question(s) the question will be visible to others. Remember to NOT include identifying information about you or your partner(s).

There is a $25 removal fee to have your questions removed. The removal fee can be paid here.

While this will remove your question from the front end of the website visible to the public, we do not permanently delete your account and record from the back end (not visible to the public).

While you can pay a fee to remove your question from the front end of the website visible to the public (see question above), you cannot permanently delete your account and record from the back end (not visible to the public).

Photos are not allowed. The experts are may not respond in any way to a photo or link to a photo. If you have questions feel free to contact us.

No. ASHA only accepts debit cards or credit cards.

Firefox and Chrome work best when asking a question. Safari 11.1 is not compatible with our site.

Feel free to contact us via email. We’ll answer as soon as possible during the week between 8:00am—5:00pm ET, excluding holidays.