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Health screening is designed to identify disease in a community early, thus enabling earlier intervention and management in the hope to reduce death and suffering from a disease.

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Screening can detect medical conditions at an early stage before symptoms present while treatment is more effective than for later detection. In the best of cases lives are saved.

Like any medical test, the tests used in screening are not perfect. The test result may incorrectly show positive for those without disease, or negative for people who have the condition.

Limitations of screening programmes can include:

  • Screening incurs costs for a majority of people who do not need treatment.
  • Adverse effects of screening procedure (e.g. stress and anxiety, discomfort, radiation exposure)
  • Stress and anxiety caused by a false positive screening result.
  • Unnecessary investigation and treatment of false positive results 

Read this post for more information on health screening in Singapore.


Your Complete Guide To Getting A HIV Test In Singapore (2018)

In my years of treating HIV, one of the most important causes of HIV-related deaths is a late HIV diagnosis. Many people are averse to taking the test because they fear the stigmatisation attached to it.

However, it’s important to understand that HIV screening should be part of everyone’s regular sexual health maintenance. Early detection can lead to early treatment and better outcomes. Many people live long, normal lives with early detection and proper care.

In this post, I will explain everything you need to know about getting a HIV test done in Singapore. 

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If you need to speak to somebody with regards to STI and HIV, feel free to call DSC Clinic's health advisors at 1800 252 1324 for anonymous (no name/NRIC required) health advice.

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7 Things Singaporeans Must Know About Prediabetes

By 2035, 1 in 4 Singaporeans will be prediabetic. It’s time we get acquainted with prediabetes, the precursor of diabetes. 

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The Essential Guide To Health Screening In Singapore

Which health screening tests do you really need? It's a common scenario in Singapore - your dad or mom receives a letter offering free "basic" health screening services, usually in the form of a tie-up with the company where he or she's working at.

So when my dad asked me last night:

What are the essential tests I should go for?

I had a glance through of what was on offer: 5 pages worth of optional add-ons to the free basic screen, ranging from cancer marker tests, to mind-boggling X-Rays and ultrasound scans. This post explains exactly what tests you need, and which you do not.

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Should Everyone Be Tested For Everything?

A doctor who failed to diagnose a rare disease in a child recently drew flak in local news. Comments emerged divided. A kiasu-kiasi Singaporean like me might say “yes we should send everybody for testing so this doesn’t happen again!”

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Complete Guide To STD Tests In Singapore (2018)

You've finally decided to settle down, but want to be sure that you are free of sexually transmitted infections. What should you do, and where do you turn to?

STD screening is important, as it prevents the spread of disease to others. Many STDs are treatable.

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5 STDs Making A Comeback in Singapore (And How To Get Tested) (NSFW)

I often get asked what STDs look like. In a nutshell, the 4 most common signs I see in clinic that suggest an STD are:

  1. Discharge
  2. Pain on peeing
  3. Growths
  4. Ulcers

All of these can affect the penis, vagina or anus.

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