8 Common HIV Opportunistic Infections

Do you know that people living with HIV are prone to opportunistic infection?

HIV virus is constantly attacking our crucial immune system cells (T-helper cells). T-helper cells kill cells that have been infected with germs. With T-helper cells, many other immune system cells cannot work properly, including B-cells that make antibodies.

The plasma HIV-1 RNA PCR (aka viral load) is a measure of how much HIV virus there is in a person’s system.

CD4 is an indicator of the immune function in patients who are infected with HIV.

If a person is not tested for their HIV status and not on HIV medication, their CD4 count will keep falling and their viral load will keep increasing.

When the CD4 count drops too low, a person living with HIV will no longer be able to fight off bacteria, viruses and fungi attacking the body every day. This will lead to opportunistic infections.

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We are a fully certified Anonymous HIV testing and screening clinic in Singapore. We use Gold Standard tests in accordance to latest international Standards and Guidelines.

HIV Screening

HIV Prevention

High risk exposure to HIV in the last 72 hours

Condom Broke? HIV PEP or HIV Prevention / Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is the use of antiretroviral (ARV) medications to prevent or to stop the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from entering and infecting the body after exposure in the last 72 hours.

Long term prevention from HIV

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is simply a tablet taken daily that reduces a person’s risk of contracting HIV.

Anonymous HIV Testing at Our Clinic

Dr. Tan and Partners is one of the few MOH approved Anonymous HIV Testing Centres in Singapore. Learn More

STEP 1: RECEPTION
1.) Just walk into our clinic Robertson Walk.
2.) Let our staff you are here for the “3 step test”*.
3.) You will be given a pamphlet & AHT Registration Form
4.) The form does not require any personal details from you.

STEP 2: SEE OUR DOCTORS
5.) The doctor will see you in his or her room.
6.) You will have a private consultation with the doctor.
7.) Doctor will proceeds with the “3 Step Test”*.

STEP 3: RESULTS and POST-RESULTS CONSULTATION
8.) After 20 minutes your results will be ready.
9.) Assessment on the results of your HIV test.

 

We have teamed up with the counselors from Oogachaga to provide free counselling while you wait.

This service will be available every Friday from 6pm to 9pm beginning 11th July 2014 at our Robertson Walk branch.

You may print the Anonymous HIV Testing form and pass it to our Staff  Print AHT Form

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