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STD Screening & Diagnosis

STD Screening & Diagnosis

As there are many different diseases that can be transmitted via sexual contact, we provide individualized advice on STD testing based on each patient’s unique situation.

Each disease causes different symptoms, and can be generally classified as:

  1. Urinary symptoms – Pain or discomfort passing urine
  2. Genital symptoms – discharge from the penis or vagina
  3. Skin symptoms – growths or ulcers on the genital skin
  4. General symptoms – fever or rashes on parts of the body other than the genitals

Sometimes, STD infections do not cause any symptoms at all. This is a dangerous scenario as the patient can unknowingly pass it onto his or her partner. Also, the infection may silently damage the body without the patient realising.

Commonly screened STDs include:

  1. HIV
  2. Syphilis
  3. Herpes
  4. Hepatitis
  5. Chlamydia
  6. Gonorrhea
  7. NSU (Non-Specific Urethritis)
  8. HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

For accurate results, a detailed history and examination by Dr Tan will be conducted before the painless screening.

STD screenings are usually painless, and use the following sampling methods:

  1. Throat
  2. Rectal
  3. Vaginal
  4. Urine
  5. Semen

It is important to note that STDs do not resolve by themselves. A good STD screening program takes into account the patient’s specific situation and requirements and uses this situation to tailor the necessary tests for that individual patient.

Detailed symptom analysis and examination

Quick results for peace of mind

Targeted screening for maximum efficacy

STD Treatment

STD Treatment

We give comprehensive advice on treatments required as well as expedited partner therapy and close follow-ups to ensure eradication of the infection.

Not all STDs manifest with symptoms. Very often, STDs are only detected via screening. If a patient has been diagnosed, there are several considerations:

  1. Treatment of current infection
    The actual treatment required depends on the particular STD diagnosed. Most of the time, the treatment will be in the form of tablets and/or injections.
  2. Ensuring that the infection has been eradicated
    Commonly known as a “test of cure”, this is performed after a specified time to ensure that the infection has been completely cleared from the body.
  3. Preventing or minimizing recurrences
    Some STDs such as Herpes, HPV warts, Syphilis and Hepatitis B are known to be recurring. As such, it is important that strategies be taken to prevent the rate of recurrence.
  4. Partner testing and therapy
    Testing and treating sexual partners is a key component of managing an STD infection. This breaks the chain of infection and re-infection due to exposure to the same partner.
  5. Preventing or minimizing the risk of re-infection
    Strategies to minimize the risk of re-infection include the correct and consistent use of condoms, vaccination and tablets taken before or after high risk exposures that can minimize the risk of certain STDs and also HIV.

Non-invasive and targeted treatments

Overcome infections with minimal disruption

One-stop center to overcome STDs

STD Vaccination

STD Vaccination

Vaccination is an effective and cost-efficient method to protect oneself from infectious diseases.

The 2 STDs that one can be vaccinated against are:

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

HPV is the commonest STD in the world. It is transmitted via any form of skin-to-skin sexual contact. Therefore, even correct and consistent use of condoms does not provide complete protection from HPV. HPV infection in women can lead to cervical cancer and warts. In men, HPV infection leads to wart and anal cancer.

There are currently several vaccines available for HPV. However, some protect against more strains of HPV compared to others.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is transmitted via body fluids, sexual activity and also transmitted from the mother to the child in the womb. It is endemic in Singapore and many people carry the Hepatitis B virus.

All Singaporeans get vaccinated against Hepatitis B during childhood. However, this protection may fade away in adulthood. A simple blood test can determine if a person still has the protection or not.

Getting vaccinated against Hepatitis B also confers some protection against Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is also a sexually transmitted infection and is also commonly spread through sharing of contaminated needles.

Updated vaccines to cover more strains

Peace of mind with pre-emptive protection

15 years of experience in screening, treatment & vaccination

“Every patient deserves our fullest attention.”

If you have any queries, please contact us at 6513 0359 or use the contact form below.

Dr Tan Medical Centre

10 Sinaran Drive #09-30, Novena Medical Centre, Singapore 307506

Tel: (+65) 6513 0359 WhatsApp: (+65) 9750 5037

Operating Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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