Getting an HIV test can be a scary affair for most people in the community.
Besides the stigma that is associated with HIV & AIDS, there is also the anxiety that comes along with knowing your HIV-status. This is definitely overwhelming for many of us.
Not forgetting the 20 minutes agonising wait for your HIV test result that seems forever.
Dr. Tan & Partners & Oogachaga have teamed up to provide Anonymous HIV testing & emotional support for the community in a discreet and confidential environment in our Robertson branch every first Friday evening of the month.
Oogachaga is a community-based, non-profit, professional organisation working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals, couples and families in Singapore since 1999
Anonymous HIV Testing
Anonymous HIV testing is for local or foreign individuals who would like to get their HIV test done, but prefer not be identified.
Hence, we do not collect your NRIC or passport numbers, address or contact numbers during registration.
Both negative and positive HIV result is kept anonymous and confidential.
If you suspect that you have any HIV signs & symptoms or have questions in regards to HIV window periods, you can chat with our open – friendly doctors on all STD/HIV related medical concerns.
All HIV tests are administered by our doctors in our STD clinic.
While waiting to see our doctor, or after the doctor has administered the Anonymous HIV test, you (or your partner) may request to talk in private with the professional counsellor from Oogachaga for free. No additional charges will be added to your medical bill.
The counsellor can offer you guidance on other non-medical issues related to your sexual health concerns or other personal problems. Oogachaga has been working with (LGBTQ+) individuals, couples and families in Singapore since 1999.
Sometimes, it helps to be able to chat with someone to take your mind off the HIV test.
How to go about it?
Step 1: Reception
Let our friendly staffs know you need an “AHT test”. No appointment required.
Step 2: See a Doctor
A doctor will have a private consultation with you & administer the HIV test.
Step 2-A: Chat with Counsellor
Instead of waiting alone, you can choose to speak to the counsellor, who is LGBTQ-friendly before or after you see our doctors.
You can ask the counsellor questions about HIV/ STIs, or have a chat about coming out, relationships, sexuality, safer sex…..
(The session will be kept confidential, even from the doctor, if you wish)
Step 3: HIV Test Result & Review
After 20 mins, your HIV test result will be ready & the doctor will review the result with you.
When is it available?
If you wish to speak to the counsellor please visit us Every first Friday evening (6 pm – 9 pm) of the month at out Robertson Branch
Anonymous HIV Testing is available daily from 8 am – 9 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 2 pm on weekends at our Robertson branch.
There are no additional medical charges for speaking to the counsellor from Oogachaga. The medical bill only includes your HIV test and doctor consultations.
No appointment is required.
Dr Jonathon Ti