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    STI, Singapore (SG)
HIV STI TESTING SINGAPORE™
Within 3 days after unprotected sex, stop HIV infection with Post-Exposure Prophylaxis treatment 10 days after unprotected sex, detect HIV infection with the DNA test 28 days after unprotected sex, accurately detect HIV infection with the 20 minute rapid test
Full & comprehensive sexually transmitted disease testing
Males: do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving
Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating

STI, Singapore (SG) | HIV STI TESTING SINGAPORE™

Summary

STI, Singapore (SG) | HIV STI TESTING SINGAPORE™ @singaporesti_com: Sti, Singapore. Private and confidential service. Definitions, references, and latest news.

Description

STI classification and terminology
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) - refers only to infections that are causing symptoms.
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) - refers to infection with any germ that can cause an STD, even if the infected person has no symptoms.
  • Venereal disease (VD) - term used before the 1990s.
  • Genitourinary medicine (GUM) is an expanding specialty which is primarily related to the treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.
Venereal | Genitourinary | Urogenital | Genital | Sexual | Sex

References

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SHIM CLINIC
168 Bedok South Avenue 3 #01-473
Singapore 460168
Tel: (+65) 6446 7446
Fax: (+65) 6449 7446
24hr Answering Tel: (+65) 6333 5550
Web: STI, Singapore (SG)
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9 am to 3 pm, 7 pm to 11 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7 pm to 11 pm
Public Holidays: Closed
Last registration: one hour before closing time.
Walk-in clinic. Appointments not required.
Bring NRIC, Work Pass or Passport for registration.

Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline Event / Available resources
HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
Contraception
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) STD vaccine:
- Hepatitis vaccine
- HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV prevention
HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) treatment
- Stop HIV infection after exposure.
STD testing
If STD symptoms appear, then do STD treatment.
- Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
- Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.
Emergency contraception
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA PCR test
1 month 20 minute SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo HIV rapid test:
- Fingerprick blood sampling.
3 months 20 minute OraQuick® HIV rapid test:
- Oral saliva or
- Fingerprick blood sampling.
Full & comprehensive STD testing
- Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
- Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.

References


Latest News

Gang life brings deep health risks for girls
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:16:56 +0100 | ScienceDaily Headlines
Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

Malawi: CCC Winds Up Its HIV Prevention Project in Mulanje
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:39:52 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[Malawi News Agency]Mulanje -The Christian Community Church has this month wound up its Evidence Based Targeted HIV Prevention Project that was being implemented in Mulanje district. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Impact of ART and Sexual Behaviour Changes on HIV in UgandaImpact of ART and Sexual Behaviour Changes on HIV in Uganda
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:02:44 +0100 | Medscape Today Headlines
Does the availability of antiretroviral therapy in a population influence risky sexual behavior? Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

Kenya: Awiti Teams to Fight Aids in Homa Bay
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:00:15 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[The Star]AN inter-departmental committee will be formed in Homa Bay to coordinate HIV-Aids campaigns, Governor Cyprian Awiti has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Zambia: USAID Happy With Zambia's HIV/Aids Fight
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:28:14 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[Times of Zambia]THE United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is elated with the strides Zambia has scored in the fight against HIV and AIDS. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Uganda: You Need More Than One Laboratory Test, Some Times
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:14:38 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[Independent]Laura and Martin wanted to settle down together. They decided to do the necessary medical tests. That is when bad news struck; Laura was told she is HIV positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Zimbabwe: Fear-Struck Galz Holds On to HIV Research Data
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:44:12 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[New Zimbabwe]THE Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) on Monday said they are holding on to research data on HIV prevalence among the gay community because of fear of victimisation by the government. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Kenya: Leaders Told to Spearhead HIV-Aids War
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:06:40 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[The Star]ELECTED leaders from Luo Nyanza are to blame for the high HIV-Aids infections in the region, Uriri politician Paul Odhiambo has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Kenya: Kenya HIV Prevalence 4th Highest Globally
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:07:29 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[New Times]Policy makers in the region are mulling several measures, including voluntary male circumcision, antiretroviral therapy, sustained behaviour change and condom distribution to fight HIV and other STIs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Enrichment of LAG‐3, but not PD‐1, on Double Negative T Cells at the Female Genital Tract
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:55:24 +0100 | American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
ConclusionThe elevated expression of LAG‐3 at the genital tract suggests it may regulate T‐cell activation, and identify cells susceptible to HIV infection. The enrichment of LAG‐3 on DN T cells suggests LAG‐3 may contribute to the immunoregulatory activity of these cells. (Source: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology)