Genital Herpes in Men – Treatment in NYC

by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-4125.

Genital Herpes Testing: What You Need to Know 

What Causes Genital Herpes.

Genital herpes infection is caused by a virus.  Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.  A recent study showed that more than 60% of American men have been exposed to herpes.  Approximately 15% of American men have genital herpes at any given time.

Genital herpes can be spread through fluids from oral sex, vaginal and anal sex.

Where to Get Tested for Herpes-2 in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day Herpes testing and treatment for men and women.

We also perform comprehensive STD testing for other infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our prices are affordable with or without insurance.  Call/text today: 1-646-663-4125 or make an appointment online.  

What are the Symptoms of Herpes in Men?

Many men with herpes do not have any symptoms.  This is also true of women.  Many women who are infected with herpes do not have any symptoms.  It is important to know that if someone is infected with herpes they can infect others even when they do not have any symptoms themselves.

The most common symptoms of herpes in men are burning or itching on the penis or genital area. Small blisters can appear anywhere on the penis, foreskin, or glans.  When symptoms appear they usually take 2  to 14 days to manifest themselves.  When blisters appear, people refer to this as “breakout”.  In some people, breakouts can be very frequent – every few months or even more often; in others they may occur once or twice a year or even less often.

Genital herpes can also occur around the mouth or the rectum.  The blisters eventually ‘crust-over’ and cause painful sores that usually take a few weeks to heal.

Genital blisters and sores on the most common symptoms of genital herpes in men and women.  Oral herpes can also occur.

Treatment for Genital Herpes

There is no cure for genital herpes.  Treatment is aimed at alleviating symptoms and prevention of frequent symptom recurrence or ‘outbreaks”.  Medications such as acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir are available for the treatment of symptomatic genital herpes including blisters and sores. Medications are available to decrease the frequency of genital herpes outbreaks and to decrease the risk of transmission of herpes to sexual partners.

What does Genital Herpes Look Like?

You can find pictures of genital herpes as well as before and after treatment images in our genital herpes image gallery.

Prevention of Genital Herpes

Safe sex practices are the best way to prevent genital herpes.  Condom use does not completely protect against genital herpes as a virus may be transmitted in areas not covered by the condom.

Currently, there is no vaccination to protect from genital herpes.  The only currently available vaccine that protects against an STD is a vaccine against the HPV virus, Gardasil-9.

Testing for Genital Herpes.

Blood tests are available to test for genital herpes.  Other methods of testing are available but are not as reliable.

Scheduling Appointments for Herpes Treatment and STD Testing at New York Urology Specialists

If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call 1-646-663-4125.

We offer affordable, highest-quality urology care with or without insurance.   Find out our office hours or directions to our office. We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.

STDs are Treatable in Nearly Every Man and Woman

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At 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:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-4125 or make an appointment online

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.


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