Entries by Miri Yeo

Why you should not be embarrassed to get tested for HIV

Many people are still not getting regularly tested for HIV. In my line of work as a Family Physician, I frequently assist patients in performing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening. I would like to share a story of a patient I recently treated.  40-year-old Melvin (not his real name) came […]

Do Men Get Yeast Infections? (Candidiasis)

Yeast infections in men are among the most prevalent medical conditions that we see at DTAP clinic. Also known as Candidiasis, this is a fungal infection caused by the Candida species, most common of which is Candida Albicans.  Candida normally lives on the skin and inside the body, such as the mouth, gut, and vagina, […]

How To Apply Testosterone Gel (Androgel)?

What is Testosterone Gel (Androgel)? This medicine contains testosterone, a male hormone produced naturally in the body. This medicine is used in adult men for testosterone replacement to treat various health problems caused by a lack of testosterone such as male hypogonadism.  What do you need to know before you use Androgel? Do not use […]

Avanafil For Erectile Dysfunction

Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors (PDE5i) are a class of medications used to treat Erectile Dysfunction. They are the first line of therapy in men who are present with symptoms of having poor quality of erections. As mentioned in our previous articles, a healthy erection is one of the cornerstones of male reproductive health. – Men’s Health Clinic […]

Sclerosing Lymphangitis

Sclerosing lymphangitis is a skin condition that manifests as a firm cord-like structure encircling the coronal sulcus, which is the circumference of the base of the penile head. Sclerosing lymphangitis is observed usually in the second or third decade, although cases as young as 18, and as old as 66 years of age have been […]

U=U: Science, Not Stigma

Sexual transmission of HIV can be stopped. While there are many barriers to ultimately reaching this goal, one of the most exciting and recently validated concepts resulting from large-scale studies is that of U=U, or Undetectable = Untransmissible. U=U means that people living with HIV (PLHIV) with a suppressed/undetectable viral load have effectively no risk […]

International Women’s Day 2020: “Each for Equal – An Equal World is an Enabled World”

International Women’s Day (IWD) which is on 8th March is a global celebration of women’s achievements. On IWD, we commemorate the political, social and economic accomplishments of women and continue to strive to raise awareness about issues relating to women’s empowerment. It is both a time for celebration as well as to push for progress […]