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:
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:
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:
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
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:
Non-invasive and targeted treatments
Overcome infections with minimal disruption
One-stop center to overcome STDs
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 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.
10 Sinaran Drive #09-30, Novena Medical Centre, Singapore 307506
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Saturday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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