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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Test/Check/Screening in Singapore

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) are spread via sexual contact, transmitted from a person to another through contact with body fluids such as blood, vaginal fluid or semen.

STD are commonly caused by pathological organisms such as

STDs can be a daunting subject to contemplate, let alone broaching it with your doctor during a consultation.

Should I consider STD Test/Check/Screening in Singapore?

Yes, STDs can affect people silently without causing any symptoms.
Of course, If you develop any signs and symptoms of STDs, or you have a recent exposure with partner/(s) with STDs, you should definitely consider going for an STD test/Screening/check.

STD test/Screening/check in Singapore is recommended to one who has:

  • Unprotected sexual intercourse
  • Multiple sexual partners
  • Forced unconsented sexual acts
  • A history of STDs
  • Involved substances such as alcohol or recreational drugs during sexual acts
  • Involvement with intravenous drug use

What are the common signs and symptoms of STDs in Singapore?

If you are Female, be mindful of the following symptoms:

  • Abnormal ulcers, lumps or bumps over genital, rectal, or oral region
  • Unusual lymph node swelling
  • Rash affecting the body, hands and feet
  • Painful urination
  • Abnormal and odorous vaginal discharge
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Fever

If you are Male, be mindful of the following symptoms:

  • Abnormal ulcers, lumps or bumps over genital, rectal, or oral region
  • Unusual lymph node swelling
  • Rash affecting the body, hands and feet
  • Painful urination
  • Unusual odorous discharge from penis
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Fever

What is STDs Test/Screening/Check in Singapore actually?

For females, STDs Screening mainly involves blood sampling, urine sampling, and relevant vaginal swabs.

Female STDs test comprises

  • Syphilis screen- VDRL, RPR, TPPA, EIA blood tests
  • HIV screen- blood test, finger prick test, oral swab test
  • Hepatitis screen- HBs Ag & HBs Ab, Anti-HCV blood tests
  • Herpes screen- Herpes PCR swab test, Herpes Type 1 & 2 IgG blood tests
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea screen- CTNG PCR swab
  • Trichomonas, Gardnerella, Candida Screen- Vaginal Swab

For Male, STDs Test/Screening/Check involves mainly blood samples and urine samples.

Male STDs screening comprises

  • Syphilis screen- VDRL, RPR, TPPA, EIA blood tests
  • HIV screen– blood test, finger prick test, oral swab test
  • Hepatitis screen- HBs Ag & HBs Ab, Anti-HCV blood tests
  • Herpes screen- Herpes PCR swab, Herpes Type 1 & 2 IgG blood tests
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea screen- CTNG PCR urine test
  • Non-Specific Urethritis (Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma) screen- urine test

What should I take note before my STD test/screening/check?

  • You may consider vaginal swab only when you are not on your period.
  • You are advisable to hold your urine at least for 2 hours before providing urine sample for testing.

The Benefits of STD test/screening/check?

With the increasing awareness of STDs, one should not shy away from STD screening. You will be surprised that most doctors are able to provide a none-judgmental, personalized, professional, and confidential consultation to deal with STD concerns. Early screening and treatment of STDs helps you attain a better quality of life, healthier relationships, and protects both you and your loved ones.

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