Health Concerns

 

HIV

Results for HIV Antibody tests are 90% accurate at 1 month post exposure and >99% accurate at 3 months post exposure.

 

Oral saliva and fingerprick blood HIV rapid tests are available.

Rapid HIV tests can be done anonymously. No names required.

 

Basic STD Screening

Screening for the following items:

  • Chlamydia

  • Herpes

  • Gonorrhea

  • Trichomonas

  • Syphilis

  • Gardnerella

Most STDs affect both men and women, but in many cases the health problems they cause can be more severe for women. If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby.

 

Antibiotics can treat STDs caused by bacteria, yeast, or parasites. There is no cure for STDs caused by a virus, but medicines can often help with the symptoms and keep the disease under control.

 

Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL)

The venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test is designed to assess whether you have syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Syphilis is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. The bacterium infects by penetrating into the lining of the mouth or genital area.

 

The VDRL test doesn’t look for the bacteria that cause syphilis. Instead, it checks for the antibodies your body makes in response to antigens produced by cells damaged by the bacteria. Antibodies are a type of protein produced by your immune system to fight off invaders like bacteria or toxins. Testing for these antibodies can let your doctors know whether you have syphilis.

 

You don’t need to have the symptoms of syphilis for this test to be accurate. Because it checks for antibodies produced as a result of a syphilis infection, the VDRL test can be used regardless of whether you currently have any symptoms.

Precious Medical Centre

#12-01 Paragon Medical, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859

Tel: +65 6681 6656  | +65 8877 2688

Mobile: +65 9231 6966 | +65 8222 8488

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Lunch time           12:00pm - 2::00pm

Saturday               8:30am - 12:30pm

Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.

Last Registration - 11:30am and 4:30pm

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