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We recommend you get tested when:
People in long-term, mutually monogamous relationships who have previously tested themselves before entering a relationship may not require STD testing. However, if either partner has not undergone STD testing before, they might be carrying an undiagnosed STD without knowing.
The safest option is to always get tested.
A lot of STDs are asymptomatic, so we recommend that you get tested whenever you are able after new or recent sexual exposure. Tests can detect STDs from as soon as a few days (e.g. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea) to 90 days after exposure (e.g. HIV). Some STDs such as Trichomoniasis are detected between 5 to 28 days after exposure.
This depends on the type of test you took.
For HIV testing, results will be ready in 20 minutes.
For Rapid STD Chlamydia or Gonorrhea Testing, which assesses urinal, throat, rectal, and vaginal samples, results will be ready in 3 working days.
For Full Urine STD Screening and Full Vaginal STD Swab Screening, results will be out within 5 to 7 working days.
For Rapid Trichomonas Testing, results will be ready in 10 minutes.
While waiting for your test results, we highly recommend abstaining from sexual contact.
If the results indicate you are in the clear, then no follow-up will be needed.
If the results show that you require treatment, our care team will quickly initiate a follow-up appointment for you at any of our clinics for further medical advice.
Test of cure is evidence to show complete cure, typically 4 weeks after treatment. The test of cure is a clear indicator whether you will need further treatment or if the treatment was successful and is able to give you peace of mind that you are free from the infection.
We recommend testing after 28 days of treatment for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomoniasis infections.
Partner Notification is the practice of notifying your sexual partner(s) if you have been diagnosed with an STD so that these individual(s) can get tested and, if necessary, receive treatment to prevent further transmission or re-transmission back to you.
This can be done by talking to partners directly or by providing them with written information or resources about the disease. The notified partners are encouraged to seek testing to cure possible infection or manage its symptoms.
As many STDs are asymptomatic, partner notification is essential for controlling their spread. By notifying and testing partners, it’s possible to identify and treat cases that might otherwise go undetected.
If you seek further support and assistance, we recommend reaching out to these organizations:
Singapore’s Most Established LGBTQ+ Community Organisation
Oogachaga is a community-based, non-profit, professional organisation working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals, couples and families in Singapore since 1999.
The T Project
Empowering Singapore’s Transgender Community
Founded by June Chua and her late sister Alicia Chua in 2014, The T Project is the first and only social service for the transgender community in Singapore.
A team that aims to improve sexual health literacy amongst youths in Singapore!
SHY SG creates content to debunk myths and serve you the dose of real-life sexual health information you never remembered or learnt from your sex-ed class in Sec 2. They aim to make learning about your sexual wellbeing more comprehensive, providing you with advice you can put into action. Join in the conversation about sex and raise awareness about the importance of sexual health. (We all have genitals after all!)
Combating HIV stigma with scientific facts and personal stories.
We are on a mission to end HIV transmission and AIDS in Singapore by 2030.
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