Rapid HIV Testing 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.
Rapid HIV & STD Screening Packages
DTAP Singapore offers rapid HIV & STD testing whereby results are available instantly (HIV) and by the next following day (STDs), thus facilitating prompt and appropriate treatment.
HIV screening and HIV Testing is important in keeping one healthy. Many patients who got infected 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 or STD virus to others.
|Rapid Chlamydia & Gonorrhoea (CGP)||Rapid STD Screening + 3rd Generation HIV Test||Rapid STD Screening + 4th Generation HIV TestC|
|–||HIV – Instant results||HIV – Instant results|
|–||Syphilis – Instant results||Syphilis – Instant results|
|Chlamydia – Next day result||Chlamydia – Next day result||Chlamydia – Next day result|
|Gonorrhoea – Next day result||Gonorrhoea – 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. Add on additional area for sample testing is available.
Add on additional site is available at $214.00 per site.
3rd Generation & 4th Generation HIV Testing
|HIV PCR Test|
(After 10 -12 Day HIV Exposure)
|4th Generation HIV Test|
(28 Days After HIV Infection)
|3rd Generation HIV Test|
(90 Days After HIV Infection)
|Results in 10 – 14 days||Instant Results||(90 Days After HIV Infection)|
- DTAP Singapore only uses current STD Test & STD treatments in accordance with the International Standards and Guidelines.
- We adhere to guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore.
- We offer only Health Sciences Authority (HSA) approved rapid HIV test kits.
- Our male & female doctors are trained and fully certified to conduct specialised rapid HIV testing.
- All our STD and HIV clinics adopt a discreet and professional approach during consultations.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I get a HIV test done anonymously without the Singapore Government knowing?
If you are doing your tests in Singapore, the law obliges your Doctor to inform the Government should your HIV test be positive.
However, certain clinics have been designated official anonymous HIV screening centres by the Singapore Government. One such Anonymous HIV Screening Center is our clinic at Robertson Walk. At our clinic, you can undergo an Anonymous HIV Test without having to give us your name or any other personal information.
Regardless of the outcome of the test, there will be no record of you ever having been there. This is to encourage more people to come forward for HIV screening without any fear or worry of being reported.
What happens if I am tested positive?
If you test positive for your HIV screening test, the doctor will recommend that you do further tests to confirm the results.
Remember that HIV is no longer a deadly disease. It can be very effectively and simply managed with medication. We provide HIV Treatment in Singapore at our Novena Branch.
What happens if my result is negative?
HIV screening is an important part of every adult’s holistic healthcare. Make sure to get your done frequently.
If you test negative for HIV for your HIV screening test, please remember to continue to practice safer sex and have yourself screened regularly for HIV and other STDs.
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Rapid HIV Testing (Instant Results) in Singapore
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 a rapid HIV test, please visit any of our clinics.
If you wish to get your rapid HIV test done anonymously, you may walk into our Anonymous HIV Test Clinic our Robertson Walk Branch.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of HIV?
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. It is therefore important to go through rapid HIV tests or similar tests promptly to know exactly the status of one’s health.
Remember, that only about half of the individuals infected with HIV will even develop ARS in the first place.
What are the common mode HIV transmission?
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. Get a rapid HIV test or similar test done immediately if you suspect you’ve been pricked by a contaminated needle.
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.
Rapid HIV Test in Singapore for Rapid Peace of Mind
Most HIV tests today may be done in the form of a rapid HIV test. In other words, your doctor will be able to conduct the tests for you and let you know the results within minutes. If you suspect yourself to be infected, seek out a rapid HIV test today.