- MBBS (Australia)
- BMEDSC (Hons)
- Cert. Men's Health (Singapore)
Dr Anthony Stanislaus
MBBS (Australia), BMEDSC (Hons), Cert. Men's Health (Singapore)
About Dr Anthony Stanislaus
Dr Anthony Stanislaus has had wide exposure to both adult and paediatric imaging. He has previously worked in the General Surgery, Orthopaedic and Internal medicine departments at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He has also contributed to medical education and has given lectures at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is currently focusing on family medicine with an inclination towards men’s health, sexually transmitted diseases, and travel medicine.
How are routine STI tests done in Singapore?
After a detailed history, the sexual health doctor will examine the area of concern based on any sign or symptoms that you have. Based on your sexual history, the doctor will also decide on which tests are suitable based on the window periods. For gonorrhoea and chlamydia, a urine collection or swab of the area of concern (Pharynx, Anal, Urethral, Vagina) will be obtained. These days a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test is done as it is more accurate and sensitive than the blood test which looks for antibodies to those bacterias.
Are results on self-test kits accurate?
Only a few suppliers are registered in Singapore to distribute test kits and they are only allowed to supply to medical clinics. This is based on the approval of Health Sciences Authority (HSA) and Ministry of Health (MOH). The quality and accuracy of the test kits sold online cannot be guaranteed. Moreover, there is no way to ensure the patients are conducting the tests properly and that their results are accurate. In Singapore, doctors have to undergo training in order to perform these rapid tests in the clinic.
Which STD tests should I take after non-protected intercourse?
If you had non-protected intercourse, especially with a high-risk partner, your risk of being infected by STD is high. You are at risk of all the STDs and HIV. I would suggest a complete STD screening at the appropriate window periods to make sure you did not get infected. This will include tests for: HIV Hepatitis Syphilis Herpes Gonorrhoea Chlamydia. It is recommended to see a doctor trained in sexual health who will tailor the tests according to your sexual history.
Sexual Health Screening
Dr Anthony graduated with the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Queensland, Australia and achieved a distinction in the exit exam. He also obtained a Bachelor of Medical Science degree with honours.
His current area of focus is in family medicine with special interest in Men’s health, sexually transmitted diseases and travel medicine. Along with is excellent interpersonal skills, Dr Anthony strives to provide a holistic primary care that benefits his patients.