We offer STD testings in our convenient Manhattan and Brooklyn locations. Sexually transmitted diseases are very common. While some diseases have symptoms to alert the person of a possible infection, sometimes people are asymptomatic and unaware of their potential to transmit these infections. Speaking to our NYC testing doctors and getting tested can help prevent or diagnose these diseases and prevent their transmission.
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It is essential to be aware of symptoms to watch out for when they exist.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that can affect the anus as well as the genitals. Symptoms are often not present, but when they are, these include vaginal or penile discharge, pain with intercourse, painful urination, or rectal bleeding (if it involves the rectum). Testing includes a simple swab depending on the area affected, including the penile meatus (the opening where urine exits), anus/rectum, and the cervix. Fortunately, Chlamydia is curable with antibiotics.
Gonorrhea is another sexually transmitted disease that is also primarily asymptomatic. When symptoms are present, they tend to be vaginal or penile discharge. Pain with intercourse can be present, as well as bleeding and painful urination. Gonorrhea, similar to Chlamydia, can also be tested using a simple swab depending on the area affected. You can also treat this with antibiotics.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can present in many ways. There are different stages of syphilis, and each may present with different symptoms ranging from genital ulcers that are painless to rashes on the body and palms and soles of the feet. If left untreated, serious complications can occur. As such, testing for infection with syphilis is crucial. Testing includes taking a blood sample. In some cases, testing the fluid from the sores can be diagnostic.
Herpes is transmitted sexually, and some people infected with this do not have any symptoms at all. Yet, it can easily spread despite no symptoms. For some, a painful blister that can turn into an ulcer develops. Testing for herpes includes a blood test and collecting a sample from the sore with a swab.
Hepatitis B is a virus that can be transmitted from an infected mother to her neonate during delivery. It is also transmitted sexually through blood and bodily fluids, like semen, and via blood-to-blood contact. Symptoms can vary from rashes, yellowing of the skin, dark urine, fatigue, or none at all. Unrecognized hepatitis B infection can lead to severe complications, including cirrhosis and liver cancer. Testing for Hepatitis B includes a blood test. Currently, there is a treatment for hepatitis B but no cure.
HIV is a virus-like Hepatitis B, which can also be transmitted through bodily fluids and blood and passed on from the mother to her newborn child. Testing includes a blood test. Although there are now improved medications to combat HIV, there still isn’t a cure, making prevention the most critical aspect of avoiding infection.
For more information about our STD testing services offered or to schedule a consultation with some of our best-in-class doctors, please contact our Midtown Manhattan, or Brooklyn offices.
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