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Health Screening

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.

Overview

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.

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A Doctor Tells You Why It Is Important To Take A HIV test, Even If You Think You Are Not At ‘High-Risk’

General practitioner, Dr Jonathan Ti, revealed that a late HIV diagnosis is a huge determinant in HIV-related deaths. In his many years of treating HIV, many people have admitted that they didn't take the test sooner because of the public stigma. 

This stigmatisation can be detrimental to the patient's health. Most of the times, early detection will lead to early treatment and thus, better outcomes.

Dr Jonathan Ti recently posted a complete guide to getting an HIV test done in Singapore on DxD. Here are some of the key points from his super comprehensive guide.

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