1.) HIV Testing and HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
HIV is at the forefront of most people and rightly so, although not for the reason you may think. Most associate HIV with a death sentence, which is not true nowadays. The reason HIV should be tested is because the earlier it is picked up the better the long term outcomes. If an HIV positive person sticks to the treatment regime they can have 40-50 years of good quality life and that is very important.
|Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)||When to Test||Prices|
|HIV PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
Prevent or Reduce the risk of HIV infection AFTER EXPOSURE to HIV.
Less than 72 hours
|Rapid HIV BLOOD TEST (Antibody Test)
Rapid Finger prick Blood HIV-1/2 Antibody TestRESULTS: 20 mins
from 90 days
|Rapid HIV ORAL SWAB TEST (Antibody Test)
Rapid Oral Saliva HIV-1/2 Antibody Test (Oraquick)RESULTS: 20 mins
|from 90 days
|HIV COMBO TEST (4th GENERATION TEST)
HIV Combination P24 Antigen/Antibody Test
(HIV Duo Test)RESULTS: 20 mins
|from 28 days
|HIV PCR TEST
HIV RNA/DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) TestRESULTS: Within 1 week
from 10 days
(Consultation fees are not included)
While no cure exists for HIV, if you had an exposure that you believe to be a risk and it occurred less than 72 hours ago you can consider HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) medication.
HIV Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP)
Post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, is another name for emergency HIV treatment. PEP is not a cure for HIV, it is a form of HIV prevention. It is a short course of antiretroviral drugs that stops exposure to HIV from becoming a life-long infection.
Patients need to undergo emergency treatment within 72 hours afters HIV exposure.
What HIV PEP drugs do we use?
We use a variety of different Anti-Retro Viral medications in various combinations based on a patient’s specific circumstances.
We do not believe in a ‘on-size-fits-all’ approach.
Although different medicines are used, they all have to be taken for 1 month.
We use the latest Gold Standard PEP Medicines with fewer side effects and better HIV prevention. This is in accordance with the latest International Standards.
The usual costs involved are:
1.) Consultation $60-$80
(Depending on the duration of the consultation)
2.) Blood tests $140
(Full Blood Count, Liver Function, Kidney Function)
- These tests are to establish a baseline.
- We do not need to wait for these results to start the PEP treatment
- You may not need these tests if you had them done recently e.g. when you did an executive health screening
3.) Rapid HIV test $50
(This is to ascertain that you do not have an established HIV infection)
4.) Medication $1800
(This is for the entire 1 month of medication. The price is the same regardless of which drug regime we use)
Total cost $2193.50 – $2214.90 with GST Maximum
If you do not require the blood tests (e.g. you have done them recently) the cost will be lower.
2.) STD Screening
STD Screening Packages:
|Standard Screening (Blood test)
STD/STI: HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Herpes Simplex Virus Type I and II.
|Male Urethritis Screening (Urine test)
STD/STI: Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea PCR, Monilia, Trichomonas, NSU, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Urine Culture, Candida.
|Male Comprehensive Screening (Blood and urine test)
STD/STI: Syphilis, Hepatitis B/C, Herpes Simplex Virus Type I and II Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea PCR, Monilia, Trichomonas, NSU, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Urine Culture, Candida.
(Prices are before GST and Consultation)
3.) STD Testing
Blood tests for:
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Syphilis – Treponemal (TP Ab, TPHA), Non-Treponemal (VDRL, RPR)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 1 and 2 (Swab tests also available if potential symptoms are present)
Swab / Urine tests for:
- Chlamydia – Throat Chlamydia, Rectal Chlamydia, Eye Chlamydia
- Non gonoccoccal urethritis (NGU)
- Bacterial Vaginosis
DNA swab tests for:
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – Genitals, Peri-Anal
Results for STD tests will usually take between 3 – 5 working days.
All STD/STI tests are strictly private and confidential. We will not disclose your identity or reveal your results to anyone without your explicit permission.
Standard testing for men will include a urine test and a blood test looking for STDs such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis. Many more are included and if you would like more information on signs and symptoms of the most common STDs please click here.
Other tests are available as well, such as swab tests which can be used to identify STDs such as gonorrhoea and chlaymdia from the back of the throat as wellas around the anal region.
Treatment for STDs is based upon which diseases are present.
4.) STD Treatment:
|HIV PEP, PrEP||Tablets|
|Gonorrhea (Urethral, Throat, Anal, Rectal)||Recommended Injection and Tablets|
|Chlamydia (Urethral, Vaginal, Cervix, Testis, Throat, Anal, Rectal, Eye)||Tablets either Single dose or 2 weeks course|
|Syphilis (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)||Recommended Injections. Tablets if allergic to injection or failed treatment with injections.|
|NSU (Non-Specific Urethritis)||Tablets|
|Herpes Simplex Virus (Treatment, Suppression)||Tablets and/or Cream|
|Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)||Tablets|
|Candidiasis||Tablets or Creams. Option of vaginal tablet inserts for women.|
|HPV Warts (Genital, Peri-Anal)||Cream, Freezing, Surgery or Laser. Vaccinations also useful.|
|Molluscum||Cream, Freezing, Surgery or Laser.|
All STD/STI treatments provided are strictly private and confidential.
All treatments are conducted by fully certified and specially trained doctors.
1.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Novena
Men’s Health & Sexual Health Clinic
Dr. Tan Kok Kuan is currently practising in Men’s Health & Sexual Clinic @Novena Medical Centre
Novena Medial Centre
#08-31, 10 Sinaran Drive
+65 6397 2095
Monday to Friday
8.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m.
9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m
Sunday and Public Holiday
2.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Somerset
Men’s Lifestyle Clinic
Dr. Taufiq is currently practising in Men’s Lifestyle Clinic @Somerset (Orchard Building)
#10-08, 1 Grange Road
+65 6262 0762
Monday to Thursday
10.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m. and
3.00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m. and
2.00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m
Sunday and Public Holiday
3.) Dr. Tan and Partners @Robertson
Men’s Health & Anonymous HIV Testing Clinic
Anonymous HIV Testing in Singapore:
(Don’t require any identification, such as passport, NRIC or contact details during registration. )
Dr Jonathon Ti is currently practising at @Robertson Branch
11 Unity Street
#02-07, Robertson Walk
+65 6238 7810
Monday to Friday
8.00 a.m to 9.00 p.m.
9.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
9.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.