Sexually transmitted infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are contracted during unprotected sex and their symptoms vary widely. You can reduce the risk by practising safe sex, through the use of condoms.

However, as condoms do not offer 100% protection, a better option is for a couple to be in a monogamous and faithful relationship.

Common STIs

  • HIV, the virus that causes AIDS
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis
  • Genital warts

If you suspect that you have an infection, you should visit your doctor as soon as possible. It is important to treat STIs early to reduce complications and stop the spread of infection to others.

To look after your reproductive health, visit your doctor regularly. Practise family planning so you'll never have to deal with an unwanted pregnancy or about passing an infection to your child.

Read this post for more information on STD screening in Singapore.

Recent Questions

Why should I get my partner checked for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) before sexual intercourse?

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What causes warts on hands? Is it an STD?

Viral warts are due to an infection by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 100 HPV subtypes that are known to lead to different presentations with warts on the hands being one of them. HPV is spread by direct skin to skin contact or auto-inoculation where the virus is spread to another part of the skin if a wart is being scratched or picked. Warts on the hands are usually not STD related whereas anogenital warts are considered a STD as they are spread via sexual contact.

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About Physician Tay Hao Xiang:

Physician Tay Hao Xiang is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Physician currently in practice at Great Wall TCM & Wellness, located at Redhill. He is also active in a secondary practice at Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution.

Physician Tay is a MOH registered physician and provides holistic integrated treatments such as Acupuncture (针灸), TCM cupping therapy (拔罐) and herbal Medication (中草药). He also specialises in various TCM Fertility treatments and pain management treatments such as TCM Massage (推拿), TCM Cupping Therapy (拔罐) & TCM Guasha (刮痧).

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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.

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