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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Testing in Brooklyn, Staten Island

SCREENING, TESTING AND TREATMENT


STDs are actually pretty common. Around 25% of Americans have some type of STD. Yearly, 20 million people get infected. There are more than 20 different types of STDs, and they can affect both men and women. If you suspect that you may have an STD, it is important that you get tested in an STD clinic near you. Here are 7 frequently asked questions about STDs.

Professional Gynecological Services, P.C. offers compassionate, informed, and up-to-date STD testing, treatment, and counseling.

Our knowledgeable staff has over 30 years of training in recognizing and treating sexually transmitted diseases.

If you suspect that you have been exposed or experiencing the symptoms of an STD, call 718-875-4848 to make an appointment for testing, treatment.

If you feel that you may have been exposed to HIV/AIDS, it is important to remember that you can still transmit HIV/AIDS or STDs to others via sexual intercourse and needle sharing, even if you are not currently experiencing any symptoms.

Most methods of birth control DO NOT PROVIDE PROTECTION against HIV/AIDS or sexually transmitted diseases. Only properly used LATEX condoms and barriers provide protection against HIV/AIDS and STDs.

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FAQ

What are STDs?

STDs are sexually transmitted diseases. This means that they are mainly spread through sexual intercourse. STDs are serious diseases that require constant treatment, and some can never be cured.

How to Know if You Have an STD?

You can know if you have an STD by recognizing the symptoms. Signs and symptoms that might indicate that you have an STD are:

  • Painful or burning urination
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Sores or bumps in the oral or rectal area
  • Painful sex
  • Fever
  • Penis discharge
  • Rash
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Unusual or foul-smelling vaginal discharge

How Long Do STD Tests Take?

When you visit a clinic, the doctor may quickly diagnose you with STDs. When you are properly tested, results could take days or a few weeks to come back. Many clinics do rapid testing for some types of sexually transmitted diseases, so you may have your results in around 20 minutes.

How Much Is an STD Test?

On average, an sexually transmitted diseases test costs from $30 to $400, depending on where you get tested, the type of testing you may need, and your health insurance. Many insurance plans cover STD screening, so you may even get it for free or at a reduced cost.

What Causes STDs?

STDs are mainly caused by germs that hide in blood, semen, vaginal discharges, and saliva. Some of them may be spread through skin contact and sharing personal items such as razors, toothbrushes, or even drinking from someone else’s cup.

How Long Does It Take for STD Symptoms to Show?

Although it depends on the type of STD you have, symptoms could develop within a few days or weeks. Sometimes, they can delay and show months or even years later. Some people may even be asymptomatic until they get tested.

What Is the Treatment for STDs?

STD treatment varies depending on the infection but is mostly treated with antibiotics and antiviral drugs. Timely diagnosis is important to treat STDs, so try to get tested regularly.

Below is information provided by the CDC Center for Disease Control.


If you have any questions about STDs, please call 718-875-4848 to make an appointment for accurate testing and appropriate treatment. Our top-rated gynecologists in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York are ready to talk about your gynecological concerns and provide you with the best health care services to ensure your health and safety.

STD LIBRARY

For in-depth information regarding the most common sexually transmitted diseases, choose any of the items below:

Bacterial Vaginosis
HPV
Gonorrhea
Syphilis
Genital Herpes
Chlamydia
Hepatitis B
Genital Warts
Trichomoniasis
HIV

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Page Updated on Jul 26, 2022 by Dr. Bronfman ( OB-GYN) of Professional Gynecological Services
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