Fri Aug 22 02:01:06 SGT 2014  
SINGAPORE
SEXUAL
HEALTH™
    Sexual health, Singapore (SG)
HIV SEXUAL HEALTH 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

Sexual health, Singapore (SG) | HIV SEXUAL HEALTH TESTING SINGAPORE™

Summary

Sexual health, Singapore (SG) | HIV SEXUAL HEALTH TESTING SINGAPORE™ @singaporesexualhealth_com: Sexual health, Singapore. Private and confidential service. Definitions, references, and latest news.

Description

Sexual Health 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: Sexual health, 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

Uganda: Uganda On Track With Paediatric HIV Control
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:27:19 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[Observer]Once, while visiting Baylor College of Medicine in Mulago, I was welcomed by a group of 15 children, happily swaying to the melody of their song. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Urban African American Women's Explanations of Recurrent Chlamydia Infections
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0100 | Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
ConclusionChlamydia infection among African American urban adolescents is nearly 3 times that of the general population. Lack of education is still a barrier to STI prevention. Participants reported a desire to receive counseling and support from the health care staff. A STI care model that includes education, counseling, and regular screening of high‐risk adolescents should be considered. Further research, using the HBM or similar theoretical models, are needed to gauge the success of any planned or implemented intervention. (Source: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing)

Common Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:46:33 +0100 | Primary Care
This article addresses the most common adolescent STIs and pertinent recommendations for screening, diagnosis, and management of infections, in addition to a brief focused discussion on human immunodeficiency virus and adolescents.

Sexual Minority Youth.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:46:32 +0100 | Primary Care
This article provides an overview of the medical and mental health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth population. Information is reviewed regarding both primary medical care and the special health risks that these youth face. Providers are introduced to the concept that societal and internalized homophobia lead directly to certain health disparities, including substance use, school and family rejection, depression, and increased sexually transmitted infection acquisition. This article familiarizes the primary care practitioner with the health care needs of the LGBT population and the research behind the various recommendations for caring for these youth.

Namibia: More and More Men Accept Being Circumcised
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:24:20 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[New Era]Katima Mulilo -New statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicated an estimated 5.8 million males in 14 African priority countries have undergone circumcision over the past five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

South Africa: Red Cross Dispel Sex Workers Myths in HIV Education
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:14:53 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[IFRC]When MG first arrived in the dusty transit town of Musina, northern South Africa - fleeing from the fighting Zimbabwe in 2008 - as an undocumented worker, she started off doing odd jobs. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Africa: People Who Use Drugs Left Behind By Global Funding Gap
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:07:28 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[Key Correspondents]The fight to defeat HIV among those most at risk of infection may not be achieved as soon as hoped unless harm reduction services for people who use drugs receive appropriate funding. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Uganda: Helping HIV Positive Women Avoid Unplanned Pregnancies
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:47:55 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[IPS]Barbara Kemigisa used to call herself an "HIV/AIDS campaigner". These days she would rather be known as an "HIV/AIDS family planning campaigner". (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

South Africa: Love, Suspicion and HIV Discordancy
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:33:25 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[Health-e]Sindi Letlala* and her 3-year-old son Thato are HIV positive. Sindi's husband of 12 years and Thato's father, Thabiso, is not. She talks to OurHealth about dealing with discordancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Sexually Transmitted Infection Related Stigma and Shame Among African American Male Youth: Implications for Testing Practices, Partner Notification, and Treatment
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:38:20 +0100 | AIDS Patient Care and STDs
AIDS Patient Care and STDs Sep 2014, Vol. 28, No. 9: 499-506. (Source: AIDS Patient Care and STDs)