STD Testing Singapore & STD Screening Package
Details for STD testing Singapore
Can’t stop worrying about potentially being positive?
Being sexually active and worried about having a sexually transmitted disease (STD) can ruin an intimate moment.
We understand how it can be embarrassing or uncomfortable talking about sexually transmitted infections (STI) with a complete stranger.
However, PTanFMC’s professionals are certified to handle every doctor consultation without it getting awkward!
We are highly qualified to conduct screening tests like blood, urine or swab tests to check for various types of STDs including gonorrhoea, chlamydia, Hepatitis B and HIV.
STD testing/screening - is it worth it?
Let us take a look at HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and the herpes simplex virus (HSV).
There is a high chance that you have heard of these conditions, however, have you ever wondered why there was such an insane stigma behind STD testing?
Truth is, STD testing really isn't all that scary - it is what responsible people should go through.
We understand how nerve-wracking it is; and how anxious you must be feeling.
You are not alone as STD numbers in Singapore are relatively high.
You may be surprised to hear that Singapore STD statistics show that the highest form of STD/STI is chlamydia with almost 3000 cases in 2018!
This statistic may be alarming, however, there is more...
The Ministry of Health revealed that 34.8% of Singapore males aged 35-44 have the highest percentage of Hepatitis B rates.
In addition, 30% of Singapore's population has the herpes simplex virus, commonly found in people between 25-40 years old!
Here at PTanFMC, we will guide you through the STD screening to help you!
What is an STD or STI? Are they the same?
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are similar to sexually transmitted diseases (STD).
STI refers to a sexually transmitted infection that begins with bacteria or virus entering your body; then increasing in number.
STD refers to a sexually transmitted disease that has resulted from a sexually transmitted infection.
STDs/STIs come in various forms such as the following:
Herpes simplex virus (commonly known as Herpes)
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
And so on...
It is possible to be diagnosed with a combination of STDs.
For instance, there are patients with HIV, syphilis and Hepatitis B - which is an extremely dangerous combination.
Most STD/STI screening packages will include blood tests and urine tests.
In addition, a vaginal swab or penile swab may also be necessary.
Through an STD screening at PTanFMC, you will be able to consult our doctor to find out more.
Qualifications for STD testing
Anyone - and everyone -especially those who are sexually active and determined to be a responsible individual.
The idea of STD testing may come across as a most intimidating procedure however, it doesn’t have to be!
Going for STD tests is encouraged - even for those who are not sexually active.
For instance, HIV testing is valid for those with HIV positive parents despite the individual not having had sexual intercourse at all.
STD tests determine what medications you need to treat the disease or infection; or whether you require a vaccination to prevent further conditions.
The process often involves a penile or vaginal swab culture, taking your urine sample and having blood tests.
In many cases, an IgG antibody test is conducted to determine which herpes simplex virus type you have.
So don't worry!
Here at PTanFMC, we ensure that the procedures for an STD or STI test are not painful, time-consuming or shameful.
Procedures for STD testing/screening - treatment for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients
STD testing/screening will consist first of all with a consultation with our doctor to discuss any STD symptoms you have been feeling or worried about.
Here are some symptoms that you will need to pay attention to:
Rashes or warts around the genitalia
Pain or discomfort while urinating
Unusual lumps or growth around the anus or genitalia
Unusual vaginal or anal bleeding
Itchy skin around/on the genitalia
Abnormal texture and/or colour of discharge from the genitalia
It is alright if you do not experience abnormal symptoms as well.
This is because your STD screening will determine if you are infected.
For instance, an HIV test is applicable to everyone despite your sexual history.
In many cases, HIV is transferred through a phenomenon called mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) and some patients do not know this until their adulthood.
In addition, Hepatitis C may be asymptomatic and you can only determine your infection through a blood test.
What if I declared positive from an STD test?
Take a deep breath.
At PTanFMC, we will guide you through your STD treatment.
Your STD screening tests will determine the form of STD you have.
You could have a singular form of an STD, such as:
Herpes simplex virus
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
And so on
You may also be diagnosed with a combination of STDs.
The STD screening we offer is accurate and safe.
If you are found to be positive for any STD after the screening, appropriate medication will be prescribed accordingly to treat you.
The prescription will often include a course of medication and cream/ointment.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions, please exercise caution and postpone your health assessment:
Body aches and pain
Loss of smell/taste
Breathing difficulties/shortness of breath
Chest pain (pressure in your chest)
Combinations of symptoms may vary between individuals.