Confidential Diagnosis and Treatment of STDs and STI for Men and Women in NYC
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At New York Urology Specialists each patient is evaluated individually in a confidential, non-judgemental manner.
Same-Day Diagnosis and Same-Day Treatment of Sexually Acquired Infections in Men and Women
Our experienced physicians can diagnose and treat problems associated with sexual activity when they see you. Often a definitive or presumptive diagnosis can be made during your visit and appropriate treatment is administered right in our office or medications can be sent to the pharmacy of your choice.
What Makes New York Urology Specialists Different from Free STD Clinics and “Urgent Care Centers and Walk-In Clinics”?
While there are many ‘STD testing” centers in NYC, including free STD clinics, few offer a comprehensive evaluation by a board-certified urologist and even fewer perform a comprehensive evaluation and testing for sexually transmitted diseases as well as general health issues.
Typical tests ordered in free clinics and other “Urgent Clinics” for STDs miss up to 30% of STDs. At New York Urology Specialists we also treat complex problems such as urethritis, prostatitis, pelvic pain, and burning sensation.
We Routinely Test for the Following Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes 1 and 2
- Genital wart removal
- Molluscum Contagiosum
Most chain clinics are not staffed by physicians and even fewer have physicians who specialize in treating men with STDs.
New! HPV Vaccination for Men and Women up to age 45 and older
Gardasil-9 HPV vaccine is approved for the prevention of HPV infections that cause genital warts and cervical cancer as well as penile cancer. New York Urology Specialists offers HPV vaccination to teenagers, adolescents, and adults with Gardasil-9 vaccine that covers 9 different HPV viruses that cause genital warts and HPV-related cancers in men and women.
Genital Wart Recurrence and Prevention
We offer effective treatment for genital warts including genital wart removal. In addition, we offer HPV vaccination to men and women with frequent recurrence of genital warts.
New York Urology Specialists is one of the few practices in the United States that offers treatment of urethral warts in the office under local anesthesia without requiring patients to go to a hospital and have general anesthesia. This can also save you thousands of dollars!
When you undergo genital wart removal at New York Urology Specialists, recovery after genital wart removal is smooth and easy.
Wondering how to prevent your sexual partners from getting HPV and genital warts? You’re not alone. We treat couples as well as patients with more complicated situations.
We offer same-day treatment for genital warts.
Why Should You See New York Urology Specialists for a Second Opinion?
If you went elsewhere for your testing and treatment for STDs but your symptoms have persisted, seeing a specialist at New York Urology Specialists makes sense.
Many patients we see for the second opinion have not received the appropriate treatment as recommended by the most recent CDC guidelines. Many “STD Testing Clinics” in fact do not perform a minimal history and physical exam which can lead to less than optimal outcomes.
What Do You Offer That is Not Offered Elsewhere?
In addition to the most comprehensive STD testing, we offer preventive options including HPV vaccination, as well as HIV prevention for high-risk individuals. With many men and women not having a regular primary care physician, New York Urology Specialists often detect and help our patients address serious medical issues other than STDs. “Quick STD Clinics” lack a focus on the bigger picture of your health.
If you have symptoms related to STDs or urinary tract, our board-certified urologists are able to treat you even if you do not have an STD. We treat urinary tract infections (UTI) as well as symptoms of overactive bladder. Many patients are found to have urethritis after oral sex; urethritis is also common after anal sex in men. UTIs after sex are common in women. We also treat vaginal yeast infections. A severe UTI or an STD can also lead to prostatitis in men. In essence, you save an extra visit to a urologist by coming to us for your STD testing.
We offer both STD testing and STI treatment. Our treatment is based on the most recent CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommendations. We also offer genital wart removal as well as treatment for more complicated infections that other clinics are simply not able to provide.
Who Gets Sexually Transmitted Diseases?
New York City has one of the highest rates in the country for sexually transmitted diseases. For example, the risk of HIV in New York City is almost twice the national average and especially high for men over age 30, with the risk being persistently high for men over age 60. Gay men are especially at risk, with rates up to 10 times higher than for the rest of the population. Similarly, the risk for other STDs is also higher in NYC.
What that means is that your sexual partners in NYC are much more likely to have STD – another reason for regular testing. Sometimes the question is not who you sleep with but who your sexual partners have been sleeping with. Your risk is a factor of both your exposure and the exposure of each of your sexual partners, which could be exponential.
There are many misconceptions about who can get sexually transmitted diseases and how they are transmitted.
While it may be obvious that vaginal, oral and/or anal sex can lead to transmission of sexually transmitted diseases it is less obvious that commonly used methods to prevent STDs may still allow transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. While heterosexual men, in general, have a lower risk of sexually transmitted diseases than gay men, the actual risk varies depending on the number of sexual partners and sexual practices. In general, all men in New York City are at higher risk for STDs than elsewhere in the country.
A recent study of American men showed that 0.7% of all men are infected with HIV, 61% of men are seropositive for herpes and 14% are infected or have been exposed to HPV (human papillomavirus). HPV is the cause of genital warts, oral cancer, penile cancer, cervical cancer in women and anal cancer in gay men.
How Are STDs Transmitted?
Some sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted mostly through fluids others can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. HIV can be transmitted through semen, blood, and urine. We now recognize that HIV may also be transmitted by kissing and saliva especially when there are obvious or microscopic skin or mucosal breakdowns.
Other sexually transmitted diseases may be transmitted through skin contact, for example, the herpes virus. Wearing a barrier such as a condom may decrease the chances of herpes transmission but does not eliminate it.
It is important to understand that even men who always use condoms may become infected with a sexually transmitted disease.
What are the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases?
It is important to note that many sexually transmitted diseases may not cause any symptoms in men and women, or may cause them infrequently. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends STD testing for all men and women who are at risk for sexually transmitted diseases.
Common Symptoms of STDs in Men:
- Discharge from Urethra (Peeing hole)
- Pain during Urination
- Burning Sensation During Urination
- Difficulty with Passing Urine
- Testicular pain or Scrotal Pain
- Pelvic Pain or Prostate Pain
Who Should Get Tested for STDs?
All sexually active men and women are advised to be tested for STDs by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). CDC recommends STD testing for women, and both heterosexual men at risk as well as men who have sex with men.
If your partner has tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease, you should be tested as well.
What Should I Get Tested For?
When it comes to testing for sexually transmitted diseases it is important that the testing is comprehensive or it may miss an infection. You can get an infection even if your partner did not test positive for the same infection. Some men and women may get infected with a sexually transmitted disease and transmit it to others but test negative because at the time of testing their immune system may have cleared the disease from the system or the test may have missed it.
We Test for the Following Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD):
- Hepatitis B and C
- Herpes 1 and 2
We may also test you for other conditions after individual evaluation if the clinical situation requires it such as Hepatitis B and C viruses.
Treatment of All STDs, UTI, and Prostatitis in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
Vaccination for HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
Removal of genital warts
HPV Prevention in NYC: HPV Vaccination for Prevention of HPV Warts and Cancer for Men and Women
We now offer HPV vaccination with the most effective vaccine on the market, Gardasil-9. The vaccination is a good choice for every man and woman under age 45 as well as men and women who are at higher risk for acquiring HPV after age 26. Older men can also get the Gardasil-9 HPV vaccine.
Scheduling Appointments for STI Treatment and STD Testing at New York Urology Specialists
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STDs are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman
At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STI). We understand the challenges that STDs such as chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, and ureaplasma create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem. We help you find an effective treatment for your symptoms that may be caused by STD, UTI or another cause.
Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of infections in men and women caused by sexually transmitted diseases as well as bladder infections (UTI). By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man and woman with urinary problems and bladder control problems.
We treat some of the most complex STD problems including:
- Persistent urinary urgency
- Frequent recurrence of genital warts
- Frequent recurrence of herpes outbreaks
- HIV prevention
- Genital warts in the urethra
- Treatment of infections when antibiotics do not work well
- Testing for urinary ureaplasma and mycoplasma.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:
Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of urological problems in men and women using modern effective and proven treatment methods. He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.