Entries by Miri Yeo

How to check for HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV) are two species of Lentivirus that can infect humans. If left untreated in the body, over time, they cause progressive failure of the immune system. As a result, life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers can occur. This late stage of HIV infection is termed Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV is spread through […]

Which STD Tests Should I Get In Singapore?

STD screening can be a confusing topic for many. For anyone who is sexually active, getting tested for STDs should be part of your regular health screening to protect yourself. People often only get tested when they show symptoms, or if they have had recent new sexual partners whose health or infection status they are […]

What Are Pubic Lice (Crabs) & How Do You Get Them?

Pediculosis Pubis is an infestation by the crab louse, Pthirus Pubis. Also known as “crabs”, pubic lice infestation is a relatively common but unreported sexually transmitted disease (STD) and it is estimated that 2% of the world population has had this infestation prior. Pthirus Pubis The crab louse is a small, translucent parasite around 1mm […]

Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are a major issue amongst women of any age. They may lead to a variety of complications as they can affect the reproductive health of women if left untreated. Therefore, it is important to recognize their symptoms and the need for early medical review and treatment cannot be emphasized strongly enough. […]

HIV PrPEP & HIV PEP For HIV Prevention

Transcript from video: Hi, I’m Dr. Jonathan Ti from Dr. Tan and Partners, and today I’d like to talk about HIV PrEP. PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and it has emerged in recent years as one of the most effective ways to prevent HIV infection. Individuals taking PrEP can reduce their risk of getting HIV […]

WORLD AIDS DAY 2020

On December 1st, the global community unites to commemorate World AIDS Day, showing support for those living with and affected by HIV, and to remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS. This year in particular, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare how critically interlinked our health is with issues such as social inequality, […]

Why is my vagina itchy? (Video)

Vaginal itching is a fairly common and unpleasant symptom that most women may experience at some point in their life. There can be many causes of vaginal itching. While most cases tend to give rise to the discomfort for only a short period of time, some rarer causes may result in long-standing, persistent itching which […]

Movember 2020 | Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer represents only about one percent to two percent of all cancers in males, but is one of the most common cancers in young men. It occurs predominantly in young males aged 20-40 years old. Signs & Symptoms Typically, patients present to their doctor with a painless lump in one or both testes. Occasionally, […]