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STD

SG™
    Hiv
STD SG™
Within 3 days after unprotected sex, stop HIV infection with Post-Exposure Prophylaxis treatment 10 days after unprotected sex, detect HIV infection with the DNA test 28 days after unprotected sex, accurately detect HIV infection with the 20 minute rapid test
Full & comprehensive sexually transmitted disease testing
Males: do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving
Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating

Hiv | STD SG™

Summary

Hiv | STD SG™ @std_sg: , Singapore. Private & confidential service.

Advertisement: Come to sunny Singapore to have your testing and treatment. Singapore Ministry of Health registered general practice (GP) clinic:
SHIM CLINIC
STD SG™
168 Bedok South Avenue 3 #01-473
Singapore 460168
Tel: (+65) 6446 7446
Fax: (+65) 6449 7446
24hr Answering Tel: (+65) 6333 5550
Web: Hiv | STD SG™
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9 am to 3 pm, 7 pm to 11 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7 pm to 11 pm
Public Holidays: Closed
Last registration: one hour before closing time.
Walk-in clinic. Appointments not required.
Bring NRIC, Work Pass or Passport for registration.

Description

Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline Event / Available resources
HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
Contraception
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) STD vaccine:
- Hepatitis vaccine
- HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV prevention
HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) treatment
- Stop HIV infection after exposure.
STD testing
If STD symptoms appear, then do STD treatment.
- Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
- Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.
Emergency contraception
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA PCR test
1 month 20 minute SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo HIV rapid test:
- Fingerprick blood sampling.
3 months 20 minute OraQuick® HIV rapid test:
- Oral saliva or
- Fingerprick blood sampling.
Full & comprehensive STD testing
- Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
- Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.

References


Latest News

Safety of In Utero and Neonatal Antiretroviral Exposure: Cognitive and Academic Outcomes in HIV-exposed, Uninfected Children 5–13 Years of Age
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:07:38 +0100 | The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Conclusions:Overall, the safety of prenatal and neonatal ARV use was supported. (Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal)

Mucus Layers in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:23:14 +0100 | Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Abstract:The intestinal epithelium is covered with mucus with the main structural building block being the densely O-glycosylated MUC2 mucin. The intestinal epithelium is exposed to ingested material, our digestive machinery, and large amounts of microorganisms. Mucus is the first line of defense and aids to limit exposure to all these threats to the epithelium. In the small intestine, mucus acts as a matrix, which contains antimicrobial products, such as defensins and immunoglobulin A that limit epithelial exposure to the luminal bacteria. In the colon, the stratified inner mucus layer acts as a physical barrier excluding bacteria from the epithelium. Bacterial penetration of this normally restricted zone is observed in many colitis models and also in patients with ulcerative colitis. Muc...

Nigeria: Politics and National Response to HIV/Aids Challenge
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:03:34 +0100 | AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs
[Daily Independent]ADAMS ABONU , a media strategist writing from Abuja, believes there is need for the government to insulate the fight against HIV/AIDS from distractions of the politics of the day for greater success... (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

Bilinear Generalized Approximate Message Passing—Part II: Applications
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:45:52 +0100 | IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
In this paper, we extend the generalized approximate message passing (G-AMP) approach, originally proposed for high-dimensional generalized-linear regression in the context of compressive sensing, to the generalized-bilinear case. In Part I of this two-part paper, we derived our Bilinear G-AMP (BiG-AMP) algorithm as an approximation of the sum-product belief propagation algorithm in the high-dimensional limit, and proposed an adaptive damping mechanism that aids convergence under finite problem sizes, an expectation-maximization (EM)-based method to automatically tune the parameters of the assumed priors, and two rank-selection strategies. Here, in Part II, we discuss the specializations of BiG-AMP to the problems of matrix completion, robust PCA, and dictionary learning, and present the r...

Bilinear Generalized Approximate Message Passing—Part I: Derivation
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:45:51 +0100 | IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
In this paper, we extend the generalized approximate message passing (G-AMP) approach, originally proposed for high-dimensional generalized-linear regression in the context of compressive sensing, to the generalized-bilinear case, which enables its application to matrix completion, robust PCA, dictionary learning, and related matrix-factorization problems. Here, in Part I of a two-part paper, we derive our Bilinear G-AMP (BiG-AMP) algorithm as an approximation of the sum-product belief propagation algorithm in the high-dimensional limit, where central-limit theorem arguments and Taylor-series approximations apply, and under the assumption of statistically independent matrix entries with known priors. In addition, we propose an adaptive damping mechanism that aids convergence under finite p...

HIV_AIDS.21.aspx target=_blank rel="nofollow">Hearing Function in Patients Living With HIV/AIDS
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:10:25 +0100 | Ear and Hearing
Conclusions:Despite reports of “premature” or “accelerated” aging in HIV-infected subjects, we found no evidence of hearing loss occurring at an earlier age in HIV-infected patients compared to HIV-uninfected controls. Similar to what is described in the general population, the probability of hearing loss increased with age in the HIV-infected subjects and was more common in patients over 60 years of age. Interestingly, HIV-infected subjects had worse hearing at lower frequencies and have significant differences in tympanometry compared to HIV-uninfected controls; these findings deserve further study. (Source: Ear and Hearing)

Parent Report of the Development of Auditory Skills in Infants and Toddlers Who Use Hearing Aids
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:10:23 +0100 | Ear and Hearing
Conclusions:The present study provides important information to assist clinicians and parents in setting realistic expectations regarding the auditory behavior of infants as a function of aided and unaided thresholds. It emphasizes the need for assessing functional hearing in young infants and not relying on hearing thresholds alone. Such data can also contribute to the decision-making process when selecting a sensory device (e.g., HA versus cochlear implant) for infants with hearing loss. (Source: Ear and Hearing)

Comprehensive Measures of Sound Exposures in Cinemas Using Smart Phones
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:10:20 +0100 | Ear and Hearing
Conclusions:Calibrated smart phones with an appropriate software application as used in this study can be utilized as a validated SPL meter. Because of the wide availability, smart phones in combination with the software application can provide high quantity recreational sound exposure measurements, which can facilitate the identification of potential noise hazards. Sound levels in movie theaters decrease with distance to the screen, but do not exceed safe occupational noise exposure limits. Additionally, there are significant differences in sound levels across movie theaters and movies, but not in presentation time. (Source: Ear and Hearing)

Evaluation of a Localization Training Program for Hearing Impaired Listeners
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:10:19 +0100 | Ear and Hearing
Conclusions:The current study demonstrated that hearing aid wearers can be trained on their front/back localization skills using either laboratory-based or home-based training program. The effectiveness of the training was generalized to other acoustic stimuli and the unaided conditions when the stimulus levels were fixed. (Source: Ear and Hearing)

The Effect of Hearing Aid Noise Reduction on Listening Effort in Hearing-Impaired Adults
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:10:17 +0100 | Ear and Hearing
Conclusions:The NR algorithm reduced the listening effort adults with hearing loss must expend to understand speech in noise. (Source: Ear and Hearing)