If you are sexually active, there is always a risk of contacting an STD. And while using protection can greatly lessen the chances of developing one of the common sexually transmitted diseases, there is no 100% guarantee. Here at Soho Health, our Midtown STD screening will serve many purposes: it will give you peace of mind, help you to feel assured for both you and your partner, and promote early detection and treatment, so that you can avoid the worst consequences of such diseases on your health.
We understand that the subject of STDs is a sensitive one, and that you may feel awkward about bringing it. Let us assure you, though, that not only is anything you talk about with Dr. Fagelman private and privileged, but you will be treated with the utmost of respect. Furthermore, the onset and progress of some STDs can threaten not just your health, but your very life. That alone should be worth the discomfort of having that conversation. You may come in for one of a variety of reasons. Perhaps you are experiencing some symptoms that lead you to believe that you have contracted an STD. Or you may have had unprotected sex and are concerned. Still others come in for a clean bill of health, possibly at the beginning of a relationship. How is our Midtown STD screening done? Blood tests are very common for determining the presence of most such concerns. Urine tests may also be necessary in some cases, and women might have a pap smear as a way to reach diagnosis. And should you test positive for any disease, treatment options will be talked about.
Please call our office to schedule our Midtown STD screening. If you are embarrassed to talk about it on the phone, you can make your appointment for a physical and simply bring it up our doctor when you get here. What is most important, though, is to not put it off.