Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Treatment
PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
Post-exposure prophylaxis, also known as PEP is a type of medication that is designed to stop you from developing an HIV infection if you have already been exposed to the virus.
PEP should only be used in emergency situations and must be taken within 72 hours after the initial contact.
PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis)
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy for people who do not have HIV but are at a very high risk of getting HIV to take medication daily to reduce their risk of getting infected. The medication can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout the body.
It is highly effective if used as prescribed, but less so when not taken consistently. The daily use of PrEP reduces the risk of HIV infection from unprotected sex by over 90%, and from injecting drugs by more than 70%.
Your risk of getting HIV from sex can be even lower if you combine PrEP with other prevention methods such as protected sexual intercourse.
HIV Screening Services
HIV is a disease that, if left unchecked, can cause significant long-term damage to your body. If you believe that you may be at risk of developing HIV or believe that you may have been exposed, there are two main ways to test; either by a conventional laboratory-based blood test or a rapid HIV test (result in 20 minutes). A conventional laboratory-based blood test is administered, and the results will normally be made available in 2 days. Anonymous HIV Test is also available for those who would like to protect their identity.
We carry the 3rd and 4th generation test kit. The 3rd generation test has a 4-12 weeks testing window while the 4th generation test kit has a 14-28 days testing window.
Rapid HIV testing results (3rd & 4th Gen) can be out in 20 minutes or less, greatly reducing the anxiety in waiting for an HIV test result.
How to Test for HIV
The type of testing service we provide you with will depend on the amount of time that you could have been exposed for. Unlike many other diseases, HIV antibody can take up to 12 weeks to show up in the bloodstream, making it very difficult to detect once it has first been contracted. Usually, it may take around four weeks to show any sign of infection but there are instances where they take even longer than this.
Even though it may not show up in your blood stream, we always advise that you take the HIV test straight away, then another test two to four weeks after your first. This will help us to confirm the results and spot any changes in your blood stream should anything develop. If you believe that you may have become infected more than three months ago, please let us know so we can alter the test to your circumstances. If you do not show any signs after four weeks, it is likely that you are not infected and have a very high chance of being completely clear. Whilst you can test yourself, we always advise coming to our clinic to receive a rapid HIV test.
For HIV antibody test – the 3rd generation test, it can take around one to three months for any antibodies in the blood to show up. The HIV antibody test can only be accurate if there have been a three months gap between the time of exposure & time of test. However, if you receive a negative antibody result after four weeks, there is a good chance that the HIV infection has not occurred.
But if you opt for the HIV antigen test – which is the 4th generation test, the antigen can be detected quickly, from 14 to 28 days after infection.
Get Tested Today – Results are CONFIDENTIAL
It is important for you to get tested as soon as possible, after all, we provide anonymous HIV testing here at Anteh Dispensary. If you are really diagnosed with HIV, it is also important that you seek treatment, as soon as possible. It is no longer a death sentence if you are treated early. This allows you to maintain your health and prevent the spread of virus to others.
Just walk into our clinic & tell our staff you would like an anonymous HIV screening. No identity needs to be provided & you will be given a number to identify your goodself. No phone booking is to be done because it is a walk in clinic. First come first serve.
If needed, pep medication and prep medication is also available here.
We are one of the earliest batch of government designated Anonymous HIV screening clinic since 1980’s.
Anonymous HIV Screening In Singapore
Getting tested is essential to screen out HIV to help you with post-exposure prophylaxis HIV treatment or post-exposure prophylaxis HIV medications. However, due to anxiety and stigma, many people avoid going for an HIV test. For such people, the facility of anonymous HIV screening in Singapore is available. This service helps in appropriate HIV treatments, such as post-exposure prophylaxis in Singapore and pre-exposure prophylaxis in Singapore.
Anonymous HIV screening and testing do not require you to give out any personal details, including names and contact numbers. You can remain as anonymous as Jane Doe and get tested for HIV.
Anonymous HIV testing is usually done through a 3rd or4th generation rapid HIV test. The 4th generation HIV test in Singapore gives a result within 20 minutes. That is why it is unnecessary to provide your details, and the results can be handed to the patienton the same day in person.
At our clinic in Singapore, you will find all the following services:
- Anonymous HIV screening in Singapore
- Post-exposure prophylaxis in Singapore
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis in Singapore
- 3rd or4th generation HIV test in Singapore
- Post-exposure prophylaxis HIV treatment
- Post-exposure prophylaxis HIV medications
Oral HIV Test Accuracy
Same as the4th generation rapid HIV test, you can also be administered oral HIV tests. The oral HIV test accuracy is accurate as the 3rd generation blood tests, and it gives correct results.