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HIV Testing In Singapore

HIV testing at DTAP is quick, fuss-free & confidential

DTAP Clinic provides full service HIV testing and screening services within it various clinics around Singapore. Adopting a discreet and confidential HIV testing process, DTAP Express offers a comfortable, open-minded and non-judgmental environment for all visitors and patients. If you require an experienced HIV doctor to privately advise you on the best course of action forward, both in terms of HIV testing and HIV treatment, DTAP Express may be the preferred option for you.

DTAP Express strongly recommends prompt HIV testing in the event of a suspected exposure. While there is no cure for HIV currently, HIV may be effectively controlled with the right treatment and medication. Patients diagnosed with HIV are oftentimes able to lead normal lives for many years to come.

Importance of HIV Testing & How It Works

Early stages of HIV often do not show any signs and symptoms. Prompt HIV testing is therefore needed to conclusively determine an underlying HIV infection. A HIV test detects antibodies produced by the body that fights a HIV infection or traces of the HIV in the bloodstream.

Today, HIV testing need not be uncomfortable, embarrassing or awkward. Most clinics in Singapore today offer professional, comfortable and discreet settings for HIV testing. Full HIV testing may be carried out in a confidential, quiet and non-judgmental environment with friendly and open-minded doctors. Prompt HIV testing ensures that one is healthy. If medical intervention is required, speedy attention may be given to control any infection. This ensures that one is able to live as normally as possible.

The Nature of HIV – HIV to Aids

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) weakens the body by damaging the immune system. A person gets infected when certain bodily fluids from an infected person enters his or her body. With a weakened immune system, HIV lowers the person’s ability to fight off diseases, infections, bacteria or even common germs effectively. If left untreated or unmanaged, HIV eventually causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a syndrome that manifests itself in the later stage of a HIV infection. HIV testing is recommended after all suspected exposures for early detection and management.

A person’s immune system may be seriously damaged if no medical intervention is taken to curb a HIV infection. Unable to protect itself from diseases effectively, the person’s lifespan may be reduced drastically. The rate of damage of a HIV infection varies person to person. Factors affecting the rate of damage may include age, health and background. HIV may also aggravate existing diseases and illnesses. HIV testing can help in detecting an infection early before it becomes difficult to manage.

Common HIV Symptoms

HIV numbers have dropped over the years with active STD testing and quick rapid HIV testing. It is, however, still important to recognize the symptoms of HIV so that medical interventions may be commenced.

Common HIV symptoms include:

  • A fever
  • Swollen glands and lymph nodes
  • Feeling lethargic and tired
  • A fully widespread body rash
  • Getting recurrent infections, i.e falling sick easily

However more often than not, people with HIV are often asymptomatic. Early detection ensures prompt treatment.

HIV spreads through 4 distinct ways – vaginal fluid, seminal fluid, saliva and most of all blood. The use of condoms will significantly lower the risk of picking up HIV. Although there is no cure for HIV, getting regularly tested protects one and also one’s partner.

HIV Transmission Risks

HIV is primarily spread through exchange of bodily fluids between individuals. The HIV virus may be spread through unprotected sex, unnatural sexual behaviors, needle-prick injuries and usage of contaminated needles. Bodily fluids may include semen, blood, vaginal fluids, rectal fluids and breast milk. If these fluids come into contact with a person’s broken skin or mucus membrane in the mouth, genitalia areas or rectal areas, the risks of one being infected with HIV is significantly higher.

Sharing of unsterilized needles for drug usage or tattoos also places one at risk if there is an infected person within the party. One of the most common cause of HIV is through unprotected anal or vaginal sex with an infected person. There is also risk if there is sexual activity with one who is unaware he or she is HIV-positive. The risk also grows when there are multiple sexual partners.

While safe sex practices like condoms may significantly reduce the risks of contracting HIV, protection is never at 100%. Regular HIV testing is still recommended for sexually active individuals for peace of mind.

Rapid HIV Testing @DTAP EXPRESS

Test TypeRapid HIV Saliva Swab Testing
Price$59.00
(Total Cost)
When to get tested90 Days or more after Potential HIV Exposure
RemarksResults in 20 mins & Reviewed by Resident Doctors

Prices shown are inclusive of GST.

HIV TESTING RESULTS IN 20MINS

Getting tested for HIV is easy with the Rapid HIV Saliva Swab Test.

Results will be available in 20 mins. The results are accurate for all sexual episodes that occurred 90 days or more, ago. For those who are afraid of blood or needles, getting a saliva swab test is a quick and comfortable alternative.

Rapid HIV saliva swab testing at DTAP Express taken with the various STD testing options are a quick, fuss-free and confidential way of comprehensively addressing your sexual health concerns.

LOOKING FOR A PRIVATE & DISCREET HIV TEST?

› Privacy Affordable  Walk-in with No Waiting Time 

Our clinics are designed to provide a be safe and comfortable space for you to conduct your self-HIV testing. 

Rapid HIV Test results will be available in 20mins.

ENQUIRY / APPOINTMENT

Simply fill-up the form to arrange for a private HIV screening as soon as possible.

Did you know?

“HIV testing made easy with saliva swab testing”

– Our confidential HIV screening is fast and efficient,
with results in available in 20 mins to give you peace of mind.

PRICE FOR HIV TEST

$59.00

DTAP Express Clinic

Address

12 Gopeng Street,
Icon Village, #01-70,
Singapore 078877

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday
10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday & Public Holiday Closed

Contact Details

Telephone: +65 6962 1963

WhatsApp: +65 8921 6585

Email: hello@dtapexpress.clinic