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If you have any concerns or would like to discuss whether you are at risk and should be tested, you can contact us at Manhattan Primary Care.At Manhattan Primary Care Specialists in NYC, our general practitioners and primary care Midtown doctors offer sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing in a safe and confidential environment. We know that this is a sensitive subject and very anxiety provoking.  Our doctors who are some of the best doctors in NYC can help you to get answers and put your concerns to rest. Your symptoms should always be evaluated by a physician for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to be formulated that is individualized to you. 

Often time people are asymptomatic and are unaware of their potential to transmit these infections.

 

In females, symptoms of common STDs may include:

  • Burning or pain during urination
  • Abnormal/blood vaginal discharge
  • Abdominal pain
  • Itching
  • Fever
  • Swollen glands
  • Warts
  • Sores
  • Other symptoms (please discuss with your doctor) or can be asymptomatic

In males, symptoms of common STD’s may present with:

  • Pain during urination
  • Abnormal penile discharge
  • Inflammation of the testicles or prostate
  • Fever
  • Sores
  • Other symptoms or can be asymptomatic

STDs are very common and while some diseases have symptoms to alert the person of a possible infection, often time people are asymptomatic and are unaware of their potential to transmit these infections.

It is important to be evaluated by one of our board certified primary care physicians to diagnose these diseases and prevent their transmission.

At our primary care clinic we offer testing for:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes virus
  • HPV (the virus that causes anogenital warts and anal cancer)
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV

These tests include blood test as well as swabs and cultures for these microorganisms. Some examples of testing are below.



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Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that can affect the anus as well as the genitals. Symptoms are often not present, but when they are, these include vaginal or penile discharge, pain with intercourse, painful urination or rectal bleeding (if it involves the rectum).

Testing includes a simple swab depending on the area affected, which includes the penile meatus (the opening where urine exits), anus/rectum, as well as the cervix. Fortunately, Chlamydia is curable with antibiotics.

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is another sexually transmitted disease that is also mostly asymptomatic. When symptoms are present, they tend to be vaginal or penile discharge. Pain with intercourse can be present as well as bleeding, and painful urination.

Gonorrhea, similar to Chlamydia, can also be tested using a simple swab depending on the area affected. This can also be treated with antibiotics.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can present in many ways. There are different stages of syphilis and each may present with different symptoms ranging from genital ulcers that are painless to rashes on the body and palms and soles of the feet. If left untreated, serious complications can occur. As such, testing for infection with syphilis is very important. Testing includes taking a blood sample. In some cases, testing the fluid from the sores can be diagnostic.

Genital Herpes

Herpes is transmitted sexually and some people infected with this do not have any symptoms at all. Yet, it can be easily spread despite no symptoms. For some, a painful blister that can turn into an ulcer develops. Testing for herpes include blood test as well as collecting a sample from the sore with a swab.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis B is a virus that can be transmitted from an infected mother to her neonate during delivery. It is also transmitted sexually through blood and bodily fluids, like semen; as well as via blood to blood contact. Symptoms can vary from rashes, yellowing of the skin, dark urine, fatigue, or none at all. Unrecognized hepatitis infection can lead to serious complications including cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Testing for Hepatitis B and C include a blood test.Your symptoms should always be evaluated by a physician for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to be formulated that is individualized to you.  Risks factors can also be discussed with your doctor for you to have a better understanding.

HIV

HIV is a virus which can also be transmitted through bodily fluids, blood, and can be passed on from the mother to her newborn child. Symptoms can be present, be  non-specific or not present at all. Testing includes a blood test. Currently, although there are now improved medications to combat HIV, unfortunately, there still isn’t a cure, making prevention the most important aspect in avoiding infection.  You

If you have any concerns or would like to discuss whether you are at risk and should be tested, you can contact us at Manhattan Primary Care. Please visit us at one of our convenient locations in NYC. Medical guidelines are constantly changing and it’s important to obtain a full evaluation by a primary care doctor for evaluation of any and all symptoms. We look forward to meeting you.

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