Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Data source:https://www.dsc-clinic.sg/Pati… and Education/STI/PublishingImages/2018 STI updates for Website.jpg What are STDs/STIs? Sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) are most often spread by sexual intercourse.Examples of STDs include HIV, chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhoea, syphilis, trichomoniasis, and some forms of hepatitis. STDs used to be called venereal diseases (VD), and are among the most common contagious diseases. In 2018, the incidence of STDs in Singapore per 100,000 […]

HIV – Undetectable equals Untransmittable
What does this mean? How does it affect you?

The introduction of anti -retroviral therapy (ART) for the treatment of HIV-positive persons has radically improved the life-expectancy of a fatal condition. At the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam, it was announced that the chance of any HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load (under 200 copies/ml) transmitting the virus to a sexual partner is scientifically equivalent […]

The Lancet: Response to HIV/AIDS epidemic at risk of ‘dangerous complacency’ as urgent change in approach is needed

HIV – Dangerous complacency, according to a new Lancet Commission led by the International AIDS About 37 million people worldwide live with HIV or Aids. And there are an estimated 1.8 million new cases every year. While new cases of HIV /Aids have been falling in recent years, infections have remained substantially higher for younger women than […]

What do we need to know? What may be done?

HIV is a sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI). Anyone can contract HIV from an HIV-positive person, regardless of sexual orientation (heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual), race, gender or age.    However, is the risk of HIV the same for everyone?  Some groups of people are more likely to contract HIV than others due to the HIV status of their […]