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 […]

STI INCIDENCE SINGAPORE/2018 UPDATE: What do we need to know? Who are at risk? What may be done?

Data source: https://www.dsc-clinic.sg/Patient-Care/Prevention%20and%20Education/STI/PublishingImages/2018%20STI%20updates%20for%20Website.jpg The Singapore Department of Sexually Transmitted Infections (or DSC) released their 2018 statistics on sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) in Singapore. Like most developed countries, chlamydia has remained the most common STI in Singapore, with the number of newly diagnosed cases of 2,719 in 2018 alone. Gonorrhoea, followed by syphilis are the second and third most common STDs respectively. The highest […]

STD called M. genitalium is new kid on the block

The sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI) mycoplasma genitalium (M. genitalium), which some news reports say could become the next superbug, is showing up across the U.S. •It’s a superbug because it’s a bacterium that lacks a cell wall, which makes it resistant to most commonly used antibiotics•In the U.S., M. genitalium seems to be more common than […]

United States CDC Reports STDs all-time high in 2018

A press release from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported: The combined cases of syphilis , gonorrhea, and chlamydia reached an all-time high in the US in 2018 Half the STDs were reported in people between the ages of 15 and 24 Men who have sex with men (MSM) were disproportionately affected by the increase in […]

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? Who are at risk? What may be done? Data source: https://www.dsc-clinic.sg/Patient-Care/Prevention%20and%20Education/STI/Pages/STI-Statistics.aspx The Singapore Department of Sexually Transmitted Infections (or DSC) revealed in January this year statistics on sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) in Singapore. Interestingly, Genital Warts was the fourth most common complaint presenting at DSC.  Genital warts are caused by infection with Human […]