Genital Warts and a New Boyfriend or Girlfriend?
Genital Warts and New Sexual Partners: What You Need to Know
If you are having sex with a new partner, practice safe sex and use a condom. Remember, however, that condoms are not very effective against HPV as they only prevent transmission of HPV infection from the covered area. It may be a good idea to consider HPV vaccination for your sexual partner before engaging in intercourse to minimize the risk of passing HPV infection to your sexual partner. (Most recurrent warts are not re-infections).
It is also important to understand that no single treatment works for every patient. And not all treatments for genital warts are equally effective. Talk to an experienced physician at New York Urology Specialists to find out which treatment would work best for you. Surgical excision is associated with less risk of recurrence compared to medications and cryoablation (freezing) and is recommended for people with recurrent genital warts.
How Can the Chance of Genital Wart Recurrence Be Lowered?
You can reduce your risk of recurrent genital warts by getting vaccinated. The HPV vaccine Gardasil-9 is FDA-approved and protects against most HPV types that cause genital warts.
At New York Urology Specialists the HPV vaccine is offered to men and women between 12 and 45 years old. While the vaccine works best before you are infected with HPV, there are studies that suggest that HPV vaccination may decrease genital wart recurrence. HPV may also be appropriate for some men and women over age 45. At New York Urology Specialists we vaccinate men and women over age 45 who desire HPV vaccination. Talk to our specialists about your eligibility for the HPV vaccine to prevent frequent genital warts.
Scheduling Appointments for STI Treatment and STD Testing at New York Urology Specialists
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
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 women 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 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.