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VAGINAL DISCHARGE. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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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 ...
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PENILE DISCHARGE. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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A penile discharge is a watery, cloudy or thick discharge from the tip of the penis. There may also be a “burning” pain when passing urine. Less often, there may be an itch inside the urethra (inside the tip of the penis and shaft of penis). A penile discharge is a sign of an infection, which is ...
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FUTURE IMMUNISATION FOR CHLAMYDIA

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The latest research into immunisation against  chlamydia comes from the University of Texas (UT) Health San Antonio. "This research emphasizes the pre-exposure of chlamydia to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract as a vaccine," said Guangming Zhong, M.D., Ph.D., professor at UT Health San Antonio. “...
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HOW TO PREVENT CHLAMYDIA

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The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) noted that the rates of chlamydia infection increased by 5% between 2010 and 2014 across countries in Europe. In 2014, two-thirds (63%) of the 396,000 reported cases were diagnosed among 15- to 24-year-olds. In fact, chlamydia is also ...
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ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE – WHERE ARE WE NOW?

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https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/ecfc-dog083018.php 2018 was the year which saw the emergence of Super Gonorrhea (refer earlier Blog), where the bacteria were resistant to standard antibiotic treatment. There has been a recent update, based on samples collected from patients in 2016....
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WHAT IS HIGH-RISK SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR? WHO IS AT RISK OF HIV?

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

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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 ...
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ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE – WHERE ARE WE NOW

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There is a well-documented trend showing a sharp increase in the numbers of Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. While this is a major concern, there is a more worrying problem emerging, namely, antibiotic resistance. Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in Singapore. There is ...
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SHARP RISE IN GONORRHOEA AND SYPHILIS REPORTED IN AUSTRALIA

What do we need to know? Why does it matter? How does it affect us?

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The latest data from the Annual Surveillance Report 2017 (HIV , viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) in Australia) by The Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society 2017 is now available:https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/report/annual-surveillance-report-hiv-...
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RISE IN STD/STI INCIDENCE SINGAPORE: What do we need to know? Who are at risk? What may be done?

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Data source: https://www.dsc-clinic.sg/Pati...The Singapore Department of Sexually Transmitted Infections (or DSC) revealed in January this year statistics on sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs) in Singapore. Like most developed countries, chlamydia has the highest incidence rates ...
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