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How to detect STD early and treat

What is STD?

In simple terms, an STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) is an infection that spreads through sexual contact. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or other organisms. Common STDs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, and HIV/AIDS. Early detection and treatment are important to prevent health problems and spreading the infection to others.

How to detect STD?

Detecting STDs early and initiating treatment promptly are essential aspects of maintaining sexual health. Here are some ways:

  1. 1. Know the symptoms: Look out for signs like unusual discharge, genital sores, pain during urination, itching, or bleeding.

  2. 2. Get tested regularly: Even without symptoms, regular testing, especially if sexually active or with multiple partners, is crucial. Tests include blood, urine, or swab tests.

  3. 3. Someone may have asymptomatic carrier.

How to reduce STD

  1. Practise safe sex: Consistently use condoms, limit sexual partners, and openly discuss sexual health to reduce the risk of STDs.

  2. Seek prompt medical attention: If you notice symptoms or suspect exposure to an STD, don't wait—seek help early. Early diagnosis allows for timely treatment, preventing complications and transmission.

At Anteh Dispensary Pte Ltd, we recognize the importance of early detection in preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from developing into more serious health issues. Our walk-in STD testing services are tailored to enable early detection and offer timely treatment options.

Concerned about privacy? We are an authorized clinic licensed by the Ministry of Health Singapore for Anonymous HIV testing. Utilizing both 3rd and 4th generation test strips, our HIV testing is safe, accurate, and convenient. No personal information or registration is needed—simply walk in and inform our friendly staff of your testing request.

Opting for STI testing is not only an act of self-care but also a responsibility to the community. If you're seeking 'anonymous STI testing near me,' our medical team is ready to support you throughout the entire process.

How to treat it?

Treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is essential for individual and public health. From antibiotics for bacterial infections to antiviral medications for viral ones, various treatment options exist. One of the treatment methods when there is a potential exposure to the virus is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis treatment.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, also known as PEP is a preventive HIV treatment taken after potential exposure to the virus, such as unprotected sex or needles injuries. It involves a 30-day course of antiretroviral medications to reduce the risk of HIV infection. Starting PEP as soon as possible after exposure is crucial for its effectiveness.

Early detection and treatment of STDs are vital for maintaining sexual health and preventing the spread of infections. At Anteh Dispensary Pte Ltd, we are committed to supporting our patients through confidential testing, accurate diagnosis, and effective treatment options. Take control of your sexual health today by scheduling an STD test or consultation with us.


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