Advanced Dermatology Associates -  - Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology Practice

Advanced Dermatology Associates

Medical, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology Practices located across Manhattan and the Bronx, New York City, NY

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called venereal diseases, are a major medical issue that won’t go away without professional treatment. At Advanced Dermatology in Midtown Manhattan, New York, the certified and experienced medical team offers customized venereal disease treatment for herpes, genital warts, and other STDs. Book your appointment online or by phone now.

STDs Q & A


What are the signs of an STD?

STDs, or venereal diseases, don't always have clear symptoms. In fact, you could have an STD for years without even knowing because you don't have symptoms. That's the main reason that STD testing is so important.

If you do have an STD with symptoms, you may experience some or all of the following:

  • Pain during urination
  • Unusual spotting between periods in women
  • Vaginal or penile discharge that smells or has a strange color
  • Swollen and painful testicles in men
  • Blisters or sores in the genital area
  • Genital itching or inflammation
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Anal itching
  • Abdominal cramps

The signs above are only some of the most common symptoms, so don't rely on symptoms to tell you whether you have an STD. The only reliable way to know whether you have an STD is to get tested.


What types of STDs can I get tested for in-office?

You can get tested for all of the following STDs in-office at Advanced Dermatology:

  • HIV
  • Genital warts
  • Herpes Simplex, 1 and 2
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis

You can also get tested for other STDs as needed.


When will I get the results from my STD test?

You'll get on-the-spot results from your HIV test. For other STDs, you'll get results the same day as your test.


Is STD testing discreet?

Yes. The Advanced Dermatology team understands that STD testing is a private matter, and your visit is always confidential. The STD testing center features a private check-in room, and you'll leave in the same discreet way.

Because the building where you get STD testing contains a large medical practice, there are many patients there for a wide variety of reasons. Nobody needs to know, or even suspect, that you're there to get STD testing.


What if I get a positive test?

The team at Advanced Dermatology are experts in STD testing and treatment, so don’t panic if you get a positive result. If you need treatment, your doctor immediately prescribes a treatment regimen to help you on your path to recovery. Your doctor also discusses ways to stay safe to avoid another positive STD test result in the future.

Need discreet STD testing fast? Book online or call Advanced Dermatology now.

Please contact us at 1-800-545-SKIN (7546).