Manhattan Gastroenterology
  • MIDTOWN 56 W 45th St, Ste 802 New York NY, 10036
  • UPPER EAST SIDE 983 Park Ave, Ste 1D New York NY, 10028
  • UNION SQUARE 55 W 17th St Ste 102 New York NY, 10011


We offer STD testings in our convenient Manhattan locations. Sexually transmitted diseases are very common. While some diseases have symptoms to alert the person of a possible infection, sometimes people are asymptomatic and unaware of their potential to transmit these infections. Speaking to our NYC testing doctors and getting tested can help prevent or diagnose these diseases and prevent their transmission.

STD testing is completed by our primary care providers. The gastroenterologists do not perform STD testing. Please follow this link to our primary care team and schedule an appointment for STD Testing accordingly.

We offer testing for:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes virus
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • HIV
  • HPV (anal pap smear)
How STDs Are Diagnosed
How STDs Are Diagnosed

It is essential to be aware of symptoms to watch out for when they exist.

Symptoms of STDs in Women may include pain or burning during urination, abnormal vaginal discharge, bloody vaginal discharge, pain in the abdomen, spotting, itching, blisters, fever, swollen glands, open sores, and warts. Some STDs, like chlamydia, and gonorrhea may cause no symptoms or be symptomatic. If your sexual partner has been diagnosed with an STD, testing yourself is vital to prevent complications such as infertility and certain types of cancer.

Symptoms of STDs in Men in men may include discharge from the urethra, pain during urination, inflammation of the testicles or prostate, fever, or sores. Untreated STDs put you at risk for organ failure, infertility, and other conditions. If you have an STD, your sexual partners are at risk of transmission, so the only way to protect them is to refrain from sexual activity until completing diagnosis and treatment.

Here is some information about specific causes:


hlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that can affect the anus as well as the genitals. Symptoms are often not present, but when they are, these include vaginal or penile discharge, pain with intercourse, painful urination, or rectal bleeding (if it involves the rectum). Testing includes a simple swab depending on the area affected, including the penile meatus (the opening where urine exits), anus/rectum, and the cervix. Fortunately, Chlamydia is curable with antibiotics.


Gonorrhea is another sexually transmitted disease that is also primarily asymptomatic. When symptoms are present, they tend to be vaginal or penile discharge. Pain with intercourse can be present, as well as bleeding and painful urination. Gonorrhea, similar to Chlamydia, can also be tested using a simple swab depending on the area affected. You can also treat this with antibiotics.


Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can present in many ways. There are different stages of syphilis, and each may present with different symptoms ranging from genital ulcers that are painless to rashes on the body and palms and soles of the feet. If left untreated, serious complications can occur. As such, testing for infection with syphilis is crucial. Testing includes taking a blood sample. In some cases, testing the fluid from the sores can be diagnostic.

Genital Herpes

Herpes is transmitted sexually, and some people infected with this do not have any symptoms at all. Yet, it can easily spread despite no symptoms. For some, a painful blister that can turn into an ulcer develops. Testing for herpes includes a blood test and collecting a sample from the sore with a swab.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a virus that can be transmitted from an infected mother to her neonate during delivery. It is also transmitted sexually through blood and bodily fluids, like semen, and via blood-to-blood contact. Symptoms can vary from rashes, yellowing of the skin, dark urine, fatigue, or none at all. Unrecognized hepatitis B infection can lead to severe complications, including cirrhosis and liver cancer. Testing for Hepatitis B includes a blood test. Currently, there is a treatment for hepatitis B but no cure.


HIV is a virus-like Hepatitis B, which can also be transmitted through bodily fluids and blood and passed on from the mother to her newborn child. Testing includes a blood test. Although there are now improved medications to combat HIV, there still isn’t a cure, making prevention the most critical aspect of avoiding infection.

For more information about our STD testing services offered or to schedule a consultation with some of our best-in-class doctors, please contact our Union Square/Chelsea, Midtown, or Upper East Side NYC offices.

Updated on Sep 2, 2022 by Dr. Shawn Khodadadian (Gastroenterologist) of Manhattan Gastroenterology Manhattan Gastroenterology Locations: Manhattan Gastroenterology (Upper East Side) 983 Park Ave Ste 1D, New York 10028
(212) 427-8761
Manhattan Gastroenterology (Midtown) 56 W 45th St, Ste 802, New York 10036
(212) 533-2400
Manhattan Gastroenterology (Union Square) 55 W 17th St Ste 102, New York 10011
(212) 378-9983