STD Specialist

Mott Women Healthcare

OB-GYNs located in Chinatown, New York, NY

In the United States, an increasing number of men and women with STDs continues to be a public-health concern. The experienced team of obstetricians and gynecologists at Mott Women Healthcare in New York City’s Chinatown provide comprehensive testing and treatment for women who are concerned about STDs. Learn how to prevent the spread of STDs and get effective treatment in a caring, patient-centered environment. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool today.

STD Q & A

What are STDs?

STDs are sexually transmitted diseases and are also called STIs, sexually transmitted infections. Anyone who has oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse is susceptible to STDs. The symptoms of STDs vary and aren’t always obvious, so just because you don’t notice any outward signs of an infection, doesn’t mean you or your partner are free of STDs. The only way to know for sure is to get yourself tested.

The team at Mott Women Healthcare provides comprehensive testing and treatment for STDs including:

  • Genital herpes
  • Chlamydia
  • HPV and genital warts
  • Gonorrhea
  • Trichomoniasis
  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Bacterial vaginosis 

If you think you might have been exposed to STDs, or you’ve never been tested, it’s best not to wait until symptoms develop. The sooner you know if you have an STD, the sooner your doctor can prescribe an effective treatment.

What are some common symptoms of STDs?

Your symptoms depend on which type of STD you have, and you might not experience any immediate, noticeable signs. Look for symptoms that indicate a problem, such as:

  • Sores around your genitals or anus
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Painful urination
  • Vaginal swelling
  • Vaginal itching or burning
  • A strong vaginal odor
  • Skin rash
  • Fever or headaches
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Bleeding between periods 

Antibiotics provide relief and a cure for some STDs like trichomoniasis, chlamydia, and syphilis. There is no cure for genital herpes, but with effective medications, you can minimize symptoms, prevent future outbreaks, and reduce the risk of infecting other partners.

How can I prevent contracting or spreading an STD?

With all STDs, the best way to prevent contracting or spreading one is to abstain from sexual activity until you’re sure you and your partner are both free from contagious sexual diseases. If you’re in a long-term relationship, you can both get tested for STDs and remain monogamous. Condoms can also help reduce the risk of spreading or contracting a sexually transmitted infection, including HIV, which can lead to AIDS.

To learn more about symptoms, getting tested for STDs, and available treatments, call the Chinatown office for an appointment or use the online booking tool to schedule at your convenience.