Dr. Tan & Partners (DTAP Clinic)

HIV Screening in Singapore

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). HIV Screening is an effective method to tell if a person is infected with HIV or not.

HIV is contagious and can spread from one individual to another. The most common way a person gets infected with HIV is to engage in high risk sexual activity with a person who is already infected with HIV.

  • We use Gold Standard STD Test & STD treatments in accordance with latest International Standards and Guidelines.
  • We adhere to guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore.
  • We offer only the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) approved rapid HIV test kits.
  • Our male & female doctors are trained and fully certified to conduct specialised HIV Testing.
  • All our STD and HIV clinics adopt a discreet and professional approach during the STD consultation.

What are the common mode HIV transmission?

Risky Sexual Activity or Share needles

The most common way a person gets infected with HIV is to engage in high-risk sexual activity with a person who is already infected with HIV. This includes, but is not limited to, penetration of the anus or vagina without a condom.

The risk of contracting HIV can be higher if there is an open wound or an ulcer on the genitals or if there is blood present during the sexual contact. HIV can also be transmitted through the sharing of needles (especially in drug use) with someone who is infected with HIV.

Remember that you can only get HIV if you engage in a risky sexual activity or share needles with someone who is already infected with HIV.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of HIV?

What is ARS (Acute Retroviral Syndrome)?

Anonymous HIV Testing

 

Not everyone who gets infected with HIV will develop symptoms.

The of HIV symptoms most often seen in individuals who do develop symptoms are fever, multiple ulcers in the throat, a rash that looks like measles and multiple swollen lymph nodes in the neck.

These symptoms usually occur after 3 to 6 weeks from when a person is infected. Not everyone who gets infected with HIV will develop symptoms.

 

The symptoms most often seen in individuals who do develop symptoms are fever, multiple ulcers in the throat, a rash that looks like measles and multiple swollen lymph nodes in the neck. These symptoms usually occur after 3 to 6 weeks from when a person is infected.

Together these symptoms are known as ARS (Acute Retroviral Syndrome). These symptoms will disappear with or without treatment. After that, the person can remain perfectly well and symptom-free for many years before they fall really ill from AIDS. Remember, that only about half of the individuals infected with HIV will even develop ARS in the first place.

These symptoms will disappear with or without treatment.

After that, the person can remain perfectly well and symptom-free for many years before they fall really ill from AIDS.

 

Remember, that only about half of the individuals infected with HIV will even develop ARS in the first place.

Rapid STD Screening Packages with HIV

Our clinics offer Rapid STD Screening whereby results are available by the next following day.

Thus facilitating prompt and appropriate treatment.

HIV screening and HIV Testing is so important. Many patients who get infected with do not develop symptoms.
Those who do often mistake the symptoms as a common cold. They then get well spontaneously and mistakenly think that they are fine. These individuals can then unknowingly spread the HIV virus to others.

Rapid Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea (CGP)
$248

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Chlamydia - Next day result

Gonorrhoea - Next day result

Rapid STD Screening + 3rd Generation HIV Test
$299

HIV - Instant results

Syphilis - Instant results

Chlamydia - Next day result

Gonorrhoea - Next day result

Rapid STD Screening + 4th Generation HIV Test
$399

HIV - Instant results

Syphilis - Instant results

Chlamydia - Next day result

Gonorrhoea - Next day result

All that is required is either urine, vaginal, throat or anus samples depending on where the infection is likely to be present which will be determined by your doctor after the assessment. Addon additional area for sample testing is available. 

Addon additional site is available at $199.00 per site * Prices above are before GST & Consultation.

3rd Generation & 4th Generation HIV Testing

HIV PCR Test
(After 14 Day HIV Exposure)
$600

Results in 10 - 14 days

4th Generation HIV Test
(28 Days After HIV Infection)
$160.60

Instant Results

3rd Generation HIV Test
(90 Days After HIV Infection)
$53.60

(90 Days After HIV Infection)

HIV Window Period & HIV Test Accuracy

One critical factor that will help your Doctor determine which HIV test is best for you is when your sexual exposure occurred. This is because all HIV tests have what is known as a testing window period. The window period is the time from when a person gets infected to when the test is accurate.

There are no tests that are accurate within the first 10 days from infection.

After 10 days, your Doctor will usually recommend an HIV RNA PCR test for HIV screening.

After 28 days, your Doctor will usually recommend a 4th Generation HIV Antibody and Antigen test for HIV screening.

After 90 days, your Doctor will usually recommend a 3rd Generation HIV Antibody test for HIV screening.

 

Remember that this is just general information and you will need to get specific advice from your Doctor.

Rapid HIV Results for Rapid Peace of Mind!

Most HIV Screening tests these days can also be done as a rapid point of care tests. In other words, your Doctor will be able to conduct the tests for you and let you know the results within minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Rapid HIV Screening (Instant Results)

If you think that you may have been exposed to HIV or you haven't got an HIV Screening before and you wish to get an HIV Screening,

Please visit any of our clinics for an HIV Screening.

If you wish to get your HIV screening done Anonymously,
you may walk into our Anonymous HIV Test Clinic our Robertson Walk Branch.

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