STD Testing

NY Family Docs -  - Primary Care Practice

NY Family Docs

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

Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is an important part of being a responsible sexually active adult. NY Family Docs offers discreet, comfortable STD tests at each of their offices throughout Brooklyn and Queens, including Ridgewood, Woodhaven, and Williamsburg, New York, to help you stay informed of your status and protect your reproductive health. For more information on STD testing, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

STD Testing Q & A

Do I need STD testing?

If you’re sexually active, it’s recommended to test for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on a regular basis. Generally, you should get tested once a year and every time you have sexual intercourse with a new partner.

If you think you might need an STD test, it serves you — and all of your future partners — to have the test performed. Many STDs come with little to no symptoms. That means you could be carrying a disease without even knowing about it. Regular testing ensures you’re informed about your status and can make safe, responsible decisions about your sexual health moving forward.

Which STDs should I be tested for?

NY Family Docs can test you for a wide range of STDs — including HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and more — to ensure that none are affecting your health. Once you’ve had a first, comprehensive test, you and your NY Family Docs practitioner can decide to adjust your STD tests moving forward based on your lifestyle.

For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following:

Women under 25

This group should be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia annually.

Women over 25

This group should also get an annual test if they have new sexual partners.

Gay and bisexual men

This group should be tested for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea annually and get regular — every 3-6 months — HIV testing.

Anyone who has sex without protection should be tested for HIV annually.

Talk with your NY Family Docs practitioner about your lifestyle. Their dedicated team can ensure you’re getting the right STD testing on the right timeline to protect your health and to be a responsible sexual partner.

What should I expect during my STD testing?

There are different tests for each different STD. Your NY Family Docs practitioner will tell you what to expect before your appointment. Some of the most common types of STD tests use:

  • A urine sample
  • A cheek swab
  • A blood sample
  • A physical exam

No matter which test you need, you can have it performed in the comfort and convenience of your NY Family Docs office. Their team is dedicated to offering discreet, easy, in-house testing.

To schedule your test, call the office nearest you or book your appointment online today.