How to visit Singapore if you are HIV +ve

Singapore has strict anti-HIV laws. Update: From 1st April 2015, the travel ban on HIV +ve people visiting Singapore has been lifted. Now, anyone who is HIV +ve can visit Singapore as a tourist or for medical treatment just like any other tourist. There is no longer a need for special visas or applications. However, the ban on HIV +ve people getting Work Permits, Employment Passes, becoming a Permanent Resident or Citizen still exists. Anyone who is HIV +ve is not allowed to visit Singapore. However, tourists and individuals coming in on...

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HIV Treatment

HIV treatment basically consists of taking tablets – Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). The trick is to determine which tablets you need to take and when you need to take them. Aside from taking tablets to control the HIV infection directly, HIV treatment also consists of monitoring for and treating any opportunistic infections (i.e. infections that happen when the patient’s immune system is weak) and taking care of the patient’s general health and well being. In this article, we will concentrate on the medicines used to treat HIV...

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HIV Cure

Is there a cure for HIV? The answer is YES! Except there is one big caveat: you have to live to 120 years old! Let me explain. We currently have a lot of medicines used to treat HIV. They work in a variety of ways. Some block the HIV virus from entering the cell. Some stop the HIV virus from copying itself. Some block the HIV virus from joining with our cell’s DNA. All these things achieve one common goal. They interrupt the HIV life cycle so that it cannot reproduce and infect other cells. Our immune system then comes in and kills whatever...

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HIV Testing Fast Facts Infographic

It can be really confusing trying to figure out which HIV test to do and when. This infographic should make things clearer. Quick Summary: 1-3 days – High risk? See us about HIV PEP. Click here for more info. 3-10 days – Don’t bother to test. There is no test that is accurate. 10 days – Do the HIV RNA PCR test. Click here for more info. 28 days – Do the HIV P24 Ag/Ab Combo test. Click here for more info. 84 days (12 weeks) – Do the HIV Antibody test. Although the US CDC and WHO both recommend the HIV Combo...

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MMM4 – Diagnosis and Management of Prostatitis

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