LGBTQ+ Care

NY Family Docs -  - Primary Care Practice

NY Family Docs

Primary Care Practice & Family Practice located in Williamsburg, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, CityLine & Forest Hills NY

Caring for the unique health needs of the LGBTQ+ community is a specialty of the board-certified physicians at NY Family Docs. At each of their six offices in Queens and Brooklyn, including Woodhaven, Ridgewood, and Williamsburg, New York, the caring and compassionate staff offer on-site services, like PrEP prescriptions and HIV/AIDS testing. You can expect the highest level of care customized to your needs in a safe and discreet environment. Find out more about LGBTQ+ services by visiting the NY Family Docs office nearest you as a walk-in. You can also schedule a consultation online or by phone today.

LGBTQ+ Care Q & A

What LGBTQ+ services are available?

The staff at NY Family Docs offers on-site services for the LGBTQ+ community that include:

  • Physicals
  • STD testing
  • HIV/AIDS management
  • Prescriptions for PrEP and PEP

The board-certified physicians also provide routine health care services to evaluate and treat depression, anxiety, and other issues that affect your mental and emotional well-being.

What STD tests are available?

Any sexually active individual should receive routine testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) to protect your health. The physicians at NY Family Docs offer on-site STD testing for conditions like:

  • Herpes
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

The staff also offers thoroughgoing treatments to address existing STDs and prevent additional health complications. STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia can require antibiotics to clear the infection.

Herpes treatments involve antiviral drugs that can reduce the severity of herpes outbreaks, although there’s no treatment that will cure the infection.

NY Family Docs also offer preventive resources to protect you from STDs, including PrEP and PEP prescriptions to reduce your risk of HIV and AIDS.

How do PrEP and PEP work?

Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a preventive medication for people at high risk of contracting HIV and AIDS. Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) involves therapy with antiviral medications after a potential exposure to an HIV infection.

During PrEP therapy, your NY Family Docs physician prescribes medications that can prevent HIV from developing.

Throughout your therapy, it’s important that you take the medications consistently to reduce your risk of developing HIV. Your doctor can discuss how to follow your treatment plan to reduce your risk of sexually transmitted HIV by as much as 90%.

The goal of PEP therapy is to reduce your risk of HIV infection after exposure to the virus. PEP therapy should only be used as an emergency treatment and needs to begin within 72 hours after exposure. This type of therapy is most beneficial in situations where a condom breaks or if you’ve been sexually assaulted. PEP is not meant to replace safe sex practices.

If you need PrEP or PEP therapy or are interested in learning more about available LGBTQ+ services, contact the office nearest you by phone today. You can also schedule an appointment online or visit the NY Family Docs office closest to you on a walk-in basis.