If you’re a sexually active person, regularly STD testing is a way to both be a responsible sexual partner and to protect your health. Kheyson MD offers the STD testing you need from the discreet comfort of their Annadale, Staten Island, New York, office. To learn more or to schedule your STD testing, call them or book a visit to their office online.

STD Testing Q & A

Do I need STD testing?

Many STDs have no symptoms. That means you could be carrying one without even being aware of it. Not only does this have the potential to compromise your health, but it also means you could unwittingly pass the STD onto a sexual partner. 

If you’re sexually active, it’s important that you get tested for STDs on a routine basis. The exact STD testing you need depends on your lifestyle, your age, and your risk factors. The dedicated team at Kheyson MD is available to tailor STD testing so you can have the right tests performed on the right timeline. 

What types of STD testing do I need?

Generally, most sexually active people should get regularly screened for:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis

Women should also get routinely tested for human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer. If you get a Pap smear on a regular basis, you’re covered because this screening procedure checks you for HPV. 

What should I expect during STD testing?

Your Kheyson MD practitioner lets you know what to expect before your STD testing. Once you decide together what types of STD tests you need based on your age, sexual habits, and lifestyle, they let you know what is involved with each individual test. 

Some tests involve a urine sample or blood sample. For others, your Kheyson MD practitioner uses a swab to collect a small sample from your cheek or another area on your body. Other tests require a physical exam to check you for symptoms of specific STDs, like genital warts, discharge, or rashes. If they find any symptoms, Kheyson MD recommends the necessary diagnostic procedure to confirm the diagnosis. 

The dedicated team at Kheyson MD provides all of their patients with the most comfortable, discreet STD testing possible. Don’t hesitate to ask them about testing.

What happens if my STD test comes back positive?

If any of your STD tests yield positive results, don’t worry. The Kheyson MD team is here to ensure you get the right treatment to continue to lead a healthy life. That might include antibiotics to clear up infections or antivirals to minimize your symptoms. They’re also available to talk with you about best practices to ensure you don’t spread the STD, which is especially important if your STD is incurable. 

Similarly, the Kheyson MD team helps patients employ best practices to prevent contracting an STD, including using a condom each time you have sex. 

Whether you need STD testing for the first time or you’re looking for a place to get easy, comfortable testing performed, you can call Kheyson MD or schedule your STD test online.