HPV, STD, and HIV Screenings with PrEP Assessment
HPV – Understanding the human papilloma virus (HPV) and its pathologies of both anal warts and/or carcinoma allows for risk stratification by evaluating HPV sub-typing, genome testing, anal pap smears, and high resolution anoscopic examination. Utilization of these innovative tests allows for a comprehensive treatment plan.
STD – Full comprehensive STD screening, more localized to the anal cavity, since infectious issues may be present without systemic positivity, i.e. the blood work may all be normal. Swabs are taken, along with the above HPV testing, to better characterize issues that may be present and allow an appropriate remedy to be formed specific to each client encountered.
HIV Screenings with PrEP Assessment – Utilizing the above specific testing, with a comprehensive exposure risk assessment – one’s identity, relationship type, sexual habits, desires, etc. – an appropriate conversation and plan can be developed, putting corrective or protective action into place, all in the hopes of fruitful and long-lasting encounters.
Knowledge with proper utilization of all modalities, even one’s own ASSet, is King.