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 […]