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Detection and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are those derived from having sex with someone who has them. The risk of STI increases for one who has many sex partners or has sex with someone who has had many partners. STIs are caused by bacteria or viruses, which may be passed through vaginal intercourse, anal sex or oral sex.

The sure-fire way to prevent STI is to not have sex. If ever one does have sex, it would be best to limit the number of sex partners. Wearing condoms may also reduce the risk of getting STIs. Though it may seem awkward, it would be wise to ask your partner if he/she has had an STI. This is especially true for casual relationships. Be on the lookout, at all times, for any signs of STI in your prospective sex partner.

If you have any of the following symptoms, please seek professional help:

  • Vaginal itching or discharge; for men, discharge from the penis
  • Pain or discomfort in the pelvic region or during sex or when urinating
  • Pain or discomfort in the rectum for people who had anal sex; sore throat, for people who had oral sex
  • Rashes on the palms or soles of the feet
  • Loose bowel movement, dark urine or yellow skin and eyes
  • Unexplained fatigue, sudden weight loss, night sweats or unusual infections
  • Warts in and around the genital area

Most STIs are diagnosed through an exam conducted by a doctor. A blood, urine or genital secretions sample may be obtained to help determine the presence of bacteria or viruses that cause STIs.

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Whether your lifestyle dictates the need for concierge-style 24/7 access to your personal physician or direct access medicine for yourself or your family, you'll find it here. Highly focused personal care from a board-certified family practitioner with more than two decades' experience. Known as the valley's premier provider of integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Sosnowski has a strong reputation for investing inordinate amounts of time getting to know, diagnose and treat her patients.

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This was my first visit with Dr. Sosnowski and it was the most thorough physical I have ever had. My appointment was scheduled to be two hours so that we could go through all my medical history and have a physical exam. It was so nice to be able to have someone really listen to you and answer your questions. Dr. Sosnowski was knowledgeable and thorough. I left with a few things to implement now while we have lab work done (also very thorough and extensive) and a plan to move forward towards good health.

A Doctor's Personal Story

"FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE LITERALLY SAVED MY LIFE."

by Jennifer J. Sosnowski, MD, FAAFP, ABoIM, IFMCP

"My personal struggle in overcoming six years of chronic daily migraines was the catalyst that led me to become an expert in functional and integrative medicine. My exasperation with the conveyor belt approach of today's mainstream medical industry inspired me to launch MVP Medical Care. My focus is on you, the patient - insurance companies don't dictate your care."