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DENGUE FEVER 2020 UPDATE: An ALERT from AIC

The number of dengue notifications has increased to 2,894 in the first 8 Epidemiological Weeks (E-weeks) of 2020 compared to 1,626 during the same time period in 2019. The number of dengue cases had exceeded the mean + 2 standard deviation (SD) level since E-week 52 of 2019. The National Environmental Agency is conducting vector […]

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 […]

Screen for Life Programme: Expanded access from November 1, 2019

Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for Screen for Life (SFL), a national health screening programme to encourage regular health screenings and follow up. Eligible Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents will receive an “Invitation letter for Screen for Life”. ONLY PAY $0 – $5 FOR YOUR SCREENINGS at CHAS clinics: Pioneer Generation (PG) – […]

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 […]

What are the STD symptoms in Women?

When should a sexually active woman be worried that she may have a sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI)? If a healthy person is exposed to blood or potentially infectious fluids (saliva, penile, vaginal or anal secretions) from a person infected with an STD/STI, there is a real risk of contracting it. While some people infected with […]

What are the STD symptoms in Men?

If a healthy person is exposed to blood or potentially infectious fluids (saliva, vaginal or anal secretions) from a person infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD/STI), there is a real risk of contracting an STD/STI. While some people infected with an STD/STI may be asymptomatic (i.e., have no symptoms), the most common symptoms of STD/STI […]

VAGINAL DISCHARGE. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Vaginal secretions from glands in the vagina and vulva vary with the menstrual cycle. The secretions are usually clear or whitish. This type of vaginal discharge is normal. However, if there is a change in the discharge, such that the discharge becomes watery, cloudy, frothy or thick, it may be a sign of infection.    Other […]