HIV Testing, Diagnosis and Treatment for Men in NYC
HIV Testing: What You Need to Know
New York City is a hot-spot for HIV infection. Around 1% of all New Yorkers are HIV+.
The Centers for Disease Control recommend annual testing for HIV for all adults at risk. Men and women who are at higher risk (multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex, etc) should be tested every 3 months.
Safe sex practices provide the best way to avoid HIV.
HIV disease usually causes no symptoms at least initially. Later on, it may cause severe disease when it manifests as AIDS.
For those who are at the highest risk for HIV, prophylactic treatment is available to decrease the chances of HIV infection.
What Else Do You Need to Know About HIV Infection in Men?
Men who are at risk for HIV are also at risk for other sexually transmitted diseases and should also be tested for gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia at a minimum. At New York Urology Specialists we also test for hepatitis, ureaplasma and mycoplasma infections
Scheduling Appointments for STI Treatment and HIV Testing at New York Urology Specialists
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 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.