Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), previously known as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are infections and parasites that can be passed between partners during sexual contact: oral, anal, vaginal or skin to genital contact. There are 20 million new cases of STIs reported in the US each year and half those cases are in people ages 15-24. This is why getting STI screenings as soon as one becomes sexually active is key to maintaining sexual health for you and those you love. Because most STIs have no noticeable symptoms seeing your doctor and asking for STI testing as part of a yearly checkup is important for your general and sexual health.
Many have no noticeable symptoms, but some STIs can have serious reproductive health effects for both partners. The only way to protect yourself is to practice safer sex practices and to be tested regularly for STIs by your doctor or our staff and STI clinic NYC.
Getting tested for STIs is normally simple, painless and an important part of maintaining your sexual health. There is no reason for embarrassment. Most people contact an STI at some point during their lifetime, but with simple treatment most can be cured. Getting tested should be part of your medical routine because although most STI’s are simply a nuisance, they can have serious implications if left untreated in terms of you and your partners’ health as well as your reproductive future.
With Parkmed NYC peace of mind regarding STIs is just a phone call away. At Parkmed NYC STI testing is available with a simple appointment and can be incorporated into your annual or biannual checkup. It can also be requested as a separate appointment if you are between times for regular exams but have concerns you might have been exposed to an STI. Call us now for a rapid STI testing in NYC. We are here for your mental and physical health. Feel free to ask the staff any questions regarding STIs and treatment – at Parkmed NYC your health is our primary purpose.