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    Syphilis
SINGAPORE SEXUALHEALTH™
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Syphilis | SINGAPORE SEXUALHEALTH™

Summary

Syphilis | SINGAPORE SEXUALHEALTH™ @singaporesexualhealth_com: Syphilis definition / causes / risk factors, Singapore. Private & confidential service.

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SHIM CLINIC
SINGAPORE SEXUALHEALTH™
168 Bedok South Avenue 3 #01-473
Singapore 460168
Tel: (+65) 6446 7446
Fax: (+65) 6449 7446
24hr Answering Tel: (+65) 6333 5550
Web: www.shimclinic.com
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.

Description

Syphilis | SINGAPORE SEXUALHEALTH™ is caused by Treponema pallidum

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

Timeline 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 rapid HIV test - SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo:
- Fingerprick blood sampling.
3 months 20 minute rapid HIV test - OraQuick®:
- 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

HIV and syphilis
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:23:40 +0100 | International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Abstract: HIV-infected people are at increased risk for syphilis, partially because of their immunodeficiency, but particularly because of ease of transmission of syphilis in sexually active people. Unlike HIV, syphilis can readily be transmitted through insertive or receptive oral sex. HIV-infected individuals, particularly men who have sex with men with multiple partners and male or female sex workers tend to have higher rates of HIV, syphilis and co-infection than the general population in their respective communities worldwide. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)

Rapid diagnostic point of care tests in resource limited settings
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:23:40 +0100 | International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Abstract: One of the definitions of diagnostic point of care testing is provision of laboratory testing at or near the site of patient care. It has the potential to minimise the time to obtain the result of the test, which expedites the diagnosis and initiation of the treatment especially in resource-limited settings where health care infrastructure is weak and access to quality and timely medical care represents a challenge. It is estimated, that introduction of rapid, laboratory-independent diagnostic tests for four diseases (syphilis, malaria, tuberculosis and bacterial pneumonia) in developing countries could prevent more than 1.2 million deaths annually. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)

Secondary syphilis manifesting as annular lichenoid plaques
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:23:38 +0100 | International Journal of Infectious Diseases
We present the case of a 24-year-old man presenting with annular lichenoid lesions over face (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)

Congenital Syphilis: Complicating an already complex adoption process
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:23:36 +0100 | International Journal of Infectious Diseases
We present the story of an apparently asymptomatic orphan whose VDRL returned positive on a routine adoption screen. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)

An Open Letter to the Boston Globe About Lyme Disease
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:45:00 +0100 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
Today, the Boston Globe editorial board spoke out against a bill "that would require insurers in Massachusetts to cover Lyme disease treatments for as long as a doctor says they're needed." The Globe writes: Lawmakers may have good intentions, but they don't possess the expertise to decide whether it's beneficial, cost-efficient, or safe, to keep using strong medicines to treat a condition the medical establishment doubts is real. Such questions should be resolved by a consensus of doctors and researchers -- and buttressed by convincing clinical date [sic] -- not determined by legislative mandate. Who among the Boston Globe editorial board possesses the medical expertise to make this call is not disclosed, but this information would be useful given that the Globe's stance presumes absolute...

Risk factors associated with incident sexually transmitted infections in HIV‐positive patients in the Australian HIV Observational Database: a prospective cohort study
Sun, 27 Mar 2016 22:00:00 +0100 | HIV Medicine
ConclusionsIn this cohort of individualsbeing treated with antiretroviral drugs, those who were MSM, who were 30–39 years old, and who had a prior history of STI, were at highest risk of a further STI diagnosis. (Source: HIV Medicine)

Tertiary syphilis: tubero-serpiginous and tubero-ulcerous syphilids
Sat, 26 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100 | The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Publication date: Available online 26 March 2016 Source:The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases Author(s): Lívia Montelo Araújo Jorge, José Augusto da Costa Nery, Fred Bernardes Filho (Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases)

Nigeria: Borno State Has Highest Rate of Syphilis - Expert
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:07:45 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[This Day] The Head of Prevention, Department of Public Health and HIV/AIDS Division, Ministry of Health, Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike, has disclosed that recent findings from a national survey on serial prevalence of Syphilis in the country indicates that Borno State remains the state with highest cases of Syphilis. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Association between sexually transmitted disease and church membership. A retrospective cohort study of two Danish religious minorities
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100 | BMJ Open
Conclusions

Diagnostic Accuracy of Rapid Tests for STIs in WomenDiagnostic Accuracy of Rapid Tests for STIs in Women
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 04:41:49 +0100 | Medscape Pathology Headlines
How accurate are rapid diagnostic tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in women having symptoms of lower urinary tract infection? Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)