Despite today’s advanced medicine, many men still put off getting STD testing and treatment because they feel embarrassed or the process is a time-consuming hassle. At Regenerative Health NY in East Northport or Little Neck, New York, Kevin Kattau, PA-C, has changed the game, providing fast testing (a few minutes to give a urine or blood sample), discreet and anonymous results delivered to you and no one else, and STD treatment customized to meet your health care needs. If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call the office today.
Men get the same STDs as women, including:
HPV is the most common STD, but your body often eliminates the virus before it takes hold. In females, it's the most common cause of cervical cancer.
Chlamydia, the most common bacterial STD, often affects teens and young adults. In people aged 25-39, more men have chlamydia than women.
It’s also important to know that cases of gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise. Between 2016 and 2020, gonorrhea rose by 45%, syphilis cases increased by 52%, and the upward trend is ongoing.
Most STDs don’t cause symptoms, or your symptoms may not appear for weeks or months. When symptoms appear, they may be mild or temporary, making them hard to recognize.
If you have STD symptoms, you may notice:
If you notice any symptoms or learn that your partner tested positive for an STD, don’t wait to schedule an appointment for testing and treatment.
Your treatment depends on the type of STD:
Regenerative Health NY prescribes antibiotics to treat bacterial STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. They also treat Trichomoniasis (a parasitic infection) with antibiotics.
Antiviral medications help fight viral STDs such as HSV (genital herpes) and ease your symptoms. Men younger than 26 can get an HPV vaccine to prevent infections. Hepatitis B vaccines are routinely included in children’s immunizations, but you can get them at any age.
Though there’s currently no cure for HIV/AIDS, ART suppresses your viral load (reduces virus levels in your bloodstream). With ongoing ART, your viral load can stay so low that the virus can’t be detected during lab tests.
An undetectable viral load means that the virus is no longer damaging your immune system, and you can’t pass it to another person. However, you need to consistently take your medication to keep the virus under control.
If you need discreet STD testing or treatment, call or Text Regenerative Health NY or request an appointment online today.