STD Testing for Men in Manhattan, near Queens, Bronx, and Brooklyn
We offer comprehensive testing, treatment, and prevention of STDs diseases in men including genital warts. All care provided is consistent with the latest national guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We treat everyone with the same respectful and confidential approach. We are sensitive to the various and diverse needs of our patients.
STD Test for Men in New York City
Importance of STD Testing in Men
All sexually active men are at risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. Men with multiple sex partners or anonymous partners and men who have sex with men (MSM) are at higher risk of STDs. Using condoms for protection and getting routinely tested for STIs are the two most important things men can do to avoid long-term health complications from sexually transmitted diseases.
STI testing for men is important because it’s possible to have a sexually transmitted disease without being aware of it. In many men, STDs may cause no signs or symptoms. The type of tests for sexually transmitted diseases and the frequency of screening depends on a man’s age, sexual behavior, and other risk factors. For most men who have more than one sexual partner, at least annual testing is recommended.
Some men delay getting tested for STDs because they don’t have the time or for fear that their partner will blame them if they test positive. However, putting off testing and treatment is not a good idea. STDs can cause a number of serious and life-threatening health complications in men, such as cancer, neurologic damage, infertility, and even death (link).
Routine STI testing has many benefits:
- Easier to track when you got infected and possibly from whom
- Early treatment is associated with a better chance of cure for some STDs
- The risk of HIV transmission is reduced by treating other STIs
- Timely testing and treatment is cost effective and prevents health complications
It is worth noting that while at-home STD screening has the benefit of allowing you to collect the sample in the privacy of your home, tests done with home STD kits have a higher rate of false positives (showing an STD when you don’t really have it). Home STI tests could also show negative results even though you’re experiencing symptoms. For your peace of mind, contact New York Urology Specialists for reliable STD testing with FDA-approved tests interpreted by board-certified physicians. If you do not have a sexually transmitted disease, we can evaluate you fully to establish the cause of your symptoms and treat them even if they are not caused by an STD.
What Puts Men at Risk for STDs?
All men who are sexually active, whether gay, bisexual, or other, are at risk of getting an STI. Some factors that increase a man’s risk for STDs include:
- Unprotected sex with an infected partner – improper or inconsistent use of condoms significantly increases the risk of STIs – vaginal or anal penetration is riskier than oral sex, but infections can be transmitted with any type of skin-to-skin contact.
- Sexual intercourse with multiple partners, especially if they are anonymous partners, greatly increases a man’s chance of contracting a sexually transmitted disease – multiple partners at the same time and multiple relationships one after the other both carry an increased risk.
- History of having one STI puts a man at risk for other STIs.
- Use of alcohol or recreational drugs increases the likelihood of participating in risky sexual behavior.
- Needle sharing can transmit serious infections such as hepatitis B and C and HIV.
- Age – young men are at increased risk and a large percentage of STIs occur in people between 15 and 24 years old.
How Often Should a Man Get Tested for STIs?
The CDC recommends (link) at least annual screening for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis in all sexually active men, whether they are gay, bisexual, or other.
Men who have sex with men (MSM) or men who have multiple partners or anonymous partners require more frequent screening every 3 to 6 months. HIV testing is recommended at 3- to 6-month intervals for sexually active gay and bisexual men. Men who practice unsafe sex should get tested for HIV at least annually.
At New York Urology Specialists, we offer discreet same-day STD testing for men of all ages. Talk to our board-certified urologists today to see which diseases you need to get tested for.
STD Testing for Men in New York City – Top Urologist Nearby
We offer STD testing near your home. Our offices are located within 20-minutes by public transportation for more than 70% of New Yorkers.
It is important to recognize that often when patients go to urgent care clinics, they don’t get tested for all STDs. They may be tested for only some sexually transmitted diseases.
Specialist clinics, such as New York Urology Specialists, perform comprehensive STI testing and offer evidence-based treatment. There is no single test for all STDs. The doctor may need to order a variety of tests to check for various sexually transmitted diseases, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, Ureaplasma, Mycoplasma, syphilis, HIV, HPV, herpes, and hepatitis.
If you got tested for STDs and were told that the tests are negative but you still have symptoms, it is important that you bring a copy of test results to your appointment at New York Urology Specialists so that we can review which STD tests you had done and which tests need to be performed.
Call our offices today for no-wait, confidential, comprehensive STI testing for men and women.
Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for STD Testing?
- Top urologist in New York
- Specialists in STI tests and treatment
- Easily accessible offices (most patients from the Bronx can reach us in 20 minutes or less by train or car)
- Same-day, confidential, comprehensive STD testing
- Great patient reviews
What You Need to Know About Same-Day STD Testing in New York City:
Many urgent care centers and emergency rooms do not do comprehensive STD testing but rather order a few select STD tests.
At New York Urology Specialists we perform comprehensive STD testing. Board-certified urologists order the most appropriate tests to differentiate between sexually and non-sexually transmitted infections and urinary symptoms. Physicians at our urology offices offer confidential, same-day STD testing and effective treatment for STIs.
Scheduling Appointments for Urgent STI 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.