Many American Men Test Positive for STDs: HIV, Herpes, and HPV

by Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger


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STI in Men: A Common Problem

STDs Are Very Common in Men

A nationwide study of more than 9,000 American men aged 14-59 showed that there is high seropositivity for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), in other words, many men have been exposed or are infected with STDs.

Overall 0.7% of men tested positive for HIV, 61% have tested positive for herpes and 14% tested positive for HPV.

HPV or human papillomavirus causes penile and genital warts in men, predisposes to penile cancer, oral cancer, and anal cancer.  It is also a major cause of cervical cancer in women.  HPV Vaccination is recommended for all boy and girls and young men and women by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with Gardasil vaccine.

In contrast to studies from Africa which showed that circumcision decreases the risk of HIV, the American study did not detect the same benefit. This is most likely a result of the much lower risk of HIV in the population, 0.7% in the United States compared to 15-30% in Africa.  It is possible that American men who engage in high-risk sexual activity may benefit more from adult circumcision when it comes to HIV transmission.

The study did show that circumcision appears to decrease the chances that a man gets infected with herpes.

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association 

Study: Circumcision Status and HIV, HSV, and HPV.   Briony K. Varda*, Boston, MA, Philip J. Cheng, Bost, MA, Marc Cendron, Steven L. Chang et al.

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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 women with urinary problems and bladder control problems.   

We treat some of the most complex STD problems including:

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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.

 

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