Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Treatment in Singapore

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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.

 

PEP HIV Singapore cost and 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. At the PEP clinic, Anonymous HIV Test is also available for those who would like to protect their identity.

Testing Windows

We carry the 3rd and 4th generation test kits. 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 or before your pep treatment in Singapore.


How to Test for HIV

 

 

How to Test for HIV at PEP clinic

 

The type of testing service we provide you with will depend on the amount of time that you could have been exposed. Unlike many other diseases, HIV antibodies 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 bloodstream, we always advise that you head to the PEP HIV Singapore clinic and 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 bloodstream 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 circumstance and that might change the pep cost in Singapore. 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 you to come to our clinic to receive a rapid HIV test.

For the 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 has been a three-month gap between the time of exposure & time of the 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.

We offer the test and you can drop by our clinic to enquire about the pep cost in Singapore.

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 the virus to others.

Just walk into our clinic & tell our staff that you have came for HIV screening. No identity needs to be provided & you will be given a number to identify your good self. No phone booking is to be made because it is a walk-in clinic. First come first serve.

If needed, pep medication and prep medication are also available here.

We are one of the earliest batches of government-designated clinics for Anonymous HIV screening in Singapore since the 1980s.

Frequently  Asked Questions

HIV tests can be done anonymously without having to provide any personally identifiable details. Anonymous HIV testing is open to all patients regardless of race or nationality.

The HIV Antibody Test is the only way to determine if a person has HIV. The development of antibodies can take up to 3 months and the test detects the presence of antibodies released by the body in response to the HIV virus.

Anteh Dispensary offers a 30-day Medication regime that will be prescribed by the doctor.

PEP can lower the risk of HIV infection by approximately 80% if begun immediately after exposure. Adherence to the complete course of PEP is key to the intervention’s success.