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NYC Doctors Using Telemedicine to Improve Access to Sexual Health Care

New Yorkers can now see a doctor from the comfort of their home for STD treatment and testing.

KnowNow Health celebrates the launch of its new website and App KnowNOWSTD.com, which will provide sexual health services to people using telemedicine. Telemedicine is rapidly changing the medical field, providing more people with top notch healthcare than ever before. The industry allows you to see a doctor through your phone or computer and get your prescription sent directly to your pharmacy.

Sexual health care is one of the more challenging and disparate areas of care in the United States, with rural communities in particular suffering from lack of care. There are an estimated 19 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the US each year, and rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise nationwide. These rates disproportionately affect African Americans and men who have sex with men (MSM), according to reports by the Centers for Disease Control.

KnowNOW is seeking to improve STD care and see that these rates go down by making sexual health care universal using its online telemedicine services. Their simple program allows you to order your STD testing online for STDs like HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Hepatitis C, and Hepatitis B. After you order the test, all you have to do is go to a lab in your area, provide your samples, and wait for your results. They have partnered with national lab companies like Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp to ensure top-notch quality testing.

They are also offering Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), the HIV/AIDS prevention pill, to help reduce HIV infections and improve sexual health outcomes for the communities that are most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS infections.

KnowNOWSTD has made it a priority to have a distinct and diverse leadership that is concentrating on providing these services to underserved populations. Access to reproductive and sexual health services can reduce overall health costs for the nation by preventing pregnancy, preventing the spread of STDs and HIV, and monitoring related conditions like nutrition, physical activity, substance abuse, and more.

To learn more about KnowNOW’s online doctor services you can go to knowNOWSTD.com today.