HIV is caused by a virus known as a retrovirus. The combination of medications used to treat HIV is known as antiretroviral therapy (ART).
How is HPV diagnosed in Singapore?
HPV is diagnosed through HPV testing.
While HPV testing is crucial for anyone, it is highly recommended for males who engage in same-sex intercourse. This is because such individuals are more likely to contract high-risk HPV even without knowing.
High-risk strains of HPV often do not display any visible or known symptoms.
The HPV screening test boasts an efficacy rate of more than 90%. HPV testing can be carried out on numerous parts of the body, ranging from the penis, vagina, anal as well as throat.