STD General Info

As long as you are having sex, you are at risk of STDs.

Unless of course you are in a mutually monogamous relationship. Condoms offer some protection but only abstinence is 100% safe.

Here is a list of some of the common STDs and their symptoms. Please remember that STDs do not produce symptoms all the time. In other words you might have and STD even if you feel 100% completely well. The only way to know for sure is to see a medical professional well trained in STDs and so a STD screening.

Signs, causes, treatments of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

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Types of STDs
STD Syndromes
STD Screening
STD Screening for MSM (Men who have Sex with Men)
STD Questionaire

Types of STDs

1. *Genital warts/Human papilloma virus (HPV)
2. *Gonorrhoea
3. *Chlamydia/Lymphogranuloma venereum
4. Mycoplasma genitaliae
5. Ureaplasma urealyticum
6. Trichomonas vaginalis
7. Bacterial vaginosis/Gardnerella
8. *Hepatitis A/B/C
9. *Syphillis
10. Candidia
11. *Herpes simplex type I/II
12. Molluscum contagiosm
13. Crab lice
14. Scabies
15. Chancroid
16. Granuloma inguinale
17. Tinea cruris
18. Gardnerella vaginalis

STD Syndromes

1. Penile discharges
2. Vaginal discharges
3. Pain during urination
4. Lymph nodes
5. Misc. Lumps and bumps
6. Pain when having sex/Vaginitis
7. Itch in the genital area
8. Genital sores (painful/painless)

Chlamydia
This is the commonest STD in Singapore. Unfortunately, 40% to 60% of people do not show any symptoms. Even when symptoms do appear, they are often mild and disappear quickly.

The common symptoms are pain passing urine, discharge from the penis or vagina.

Gonorrhea
The symptoms can occur as early as 2 days after exposure but in some people it might take months to show symptoms. In 10% of people there are no symptoms at all.

The common symptoms are pain passing urine and a discharge from the penis or vagina.

NSU
It very commonly causes no symptoms at all.

The common symptoms are mild discomfort passing urine or a mild discharge.

HIV
It very commonly causes no symptoms at all.

The common symptoms usually occur about 3 to 4 weeks after exposure. They are fever, sore throat, rash and swollen lymph nodes.

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Herpes
It can infect a person for years without showing any symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms are so mild they go unnoticed. For people who do get symptoms, the first time is the worst.

The common symptoms are painful blisters that burst to form painful ulcers. This is usually preceded by a flu-like illness, itching, tingling and pain in the genital area. The first episode is usually very painful and can last up to 3 weeks without treatment.

Hepatitis AB and C
Some people never develop any symptoms. Or the symptoms are so mild that they go unnoticed.

The common symptoms are nausea, loss of appetite, fever, itching, yellowing of the skin or eyes. Smokers sometimes lose their urge to smoke.

Syphilis
Its symptoms can be so mild that they go unnoticed.

The first sign occurs between 9 to 90 days after exposure. It is a painless ulcer where the Syphilis entered the body. It can be on the penis, vagina, rectum, tongue or lips. The ulcer disappears without any treatment which gives patients a false sense of security.

Years later it will surface again as a rash all over the body and fever. If at the time it is still not treated it will affect the brain and major blood vessels of the body causing severe illnesses.

Click here for How and When to test for Syphilis

Molluscum Contagiosum
It commonly appears as discrete pearly round lesions on the skin. They are completely painless but might be itchy.

HPV
It commonly appears as skin colored cauliflower like lumps on the skin.

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Scabies and Lice

It commonly causes a lot of itching especially at night. Under good lighting and magnification you can actually catch the Scabies which look like translucent tiny insects.

Note: Please remember that you can catch an STD and show no symptoms. If you feel you are at risk, go for STD screening.

STD Screening

Many STDs can infect you and yet show no symptoms. Or they may stay in your body for months to years before they show any symptoms. You cannot determine that your partner has no STDs just because he or she also has no symptoms. If you have been infected with an STD and show no symptoms you can still pass it on to your partner. Condoms reduce the risk of catching STDs but it is not 100% safe.

As long as you are having sex and you are not in a mutually monogamous relationship, there is a chance you have an STD.

It is advisable to go for a thorough STD screening regularly. STDs that are diagnosed early can be easily cured. Also, you reduce the risk of passing it on to your partner.

If not picked up and treated, STDs can lead to permanent damage of your genital organs and affect your fertility. Some STDs like Syphilis, HIV and Hepatitis can damage other organs in your body leading to major illnesses and even death.

STD testing can be very complicated as there are many tests available for different STDs. Some tests are also time sensitive. Please make sure that you consult Our Doctors who have adequate knowledge and experience in testing for STDs.

We use Gold Standard Certified lab tests that are validated and in line with the highest International Standards for accuracy and sensitivity.

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Your STD screen should include tests for the following:

Chlamydia
The most accurate test for this STD is a PCR test on your urine or urethral/vaginal swab. Blood tests are cheap but completely inaccurate.

Gonorrhea
The most accurate test is a PCR test on your urine or urethral/vaginal swab. If you engage in oral sex you might also need a swab of your throat to test for this STD. If you engage in anal sex you might also need a swab of your rectum to test for Gonorrhea.

NSU (Non-Specific Urethritis)
This consists of tests for Ureaplasma, Mycoplasma and Trichomonas. These tests can be conducted on your urine or a urethral/vaginal swab.

HIV
HIV tests are very time specific. There are different tests available including HIV RNA PCR, P24 Antigen/Antibody test, HIV Rapid Antibody tests, ELISA Antibody test. Let Our Doctor know when your exposure was and he will advice you accordingly.

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Syphilis
There are 2 tests for this STD. They are called VDRL (Venereal Disease Research Lab) and TPHA (Treponema Pallidum Haemagglutination). It is advisable that you have both tests done.

Hepatitis A, B and C
Hepatitis A, B and C are detected through blood tests. You do not need to test for these if you have been vaccinated and previous blood tests have confirmed that you have the antibodies.

Herpes 1 and 2
They can be detected through blood tests.

HPV
Certain strains of this STD can be detected through a Cervical Swab for women.

Certain strains can be detected through an anal swab for people who engage in anal sex.

Most other strains of HPV cannot be tested for. Your Doctor will examine your genital area thoroughly for warts. The presence of warts indicate an infection with this STD.

Molluscum Contagiosum
Your Doctor will examine your genital area thoroughly for pearly round umbilicated lesions that are an indication of an infection.

Scabies and Lice
Your Doctor will examine your genital area thoroughly for knits and crabs.

Note: Please remember when you collect your urine for STD tests you need to collect the first catch of urine. This is different from regular urine tests when you need to collect the mid-stream. Check with your Doctor if you are unsure.

STD Screening for MSM (Men who have Sex with Men)

MSM stands for Men who have Sex with Men. There are many other terms used to describe MSM such as Gay Men and Homosexual Men. These are unhelpful labels which might not apply to you. If you are a man and ever have had sex with another man then there are specific STD concerns that apply to you.
The fact is MSM are at a higher risk for HIV and other STDs such as Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Herpes and Warts. There could be several reasons for this. First, the anal canal is not designed for sex. There is a greater chance of tearing and bleeding of the anal canal during sex. This increases the chance of catching HIV and other STDs. Secondly, because many safe sex campaigns are targeted at MSM, this can lead to ‘safe sex burnout’. This results in MSM not taking the usual precautions and protection during sex.

STD and HIV screening in MSM must be conducted in a rational, scientific and non-judgemental fashion. Also, it takes unique experience, skill, techniques and testing procedures to properly screen for STD and HIV in MSM. Our Doctors are specially trained to provide all these services to you in an absolutely discrete setting.

STD and HIV screening is recommended to be conducted at least once a year for MSM. In fact, for MSM of higher risk, screening every 3 to 6 months is recommended. Aside from the regular HIV and STD screening, MSM must take extra careful note of the following:

HIV Screening for MSM

Statistically MSM are at a significantly higher risk of HIV. HIV testing is recommended every 3 to 6 months. The Doctor will recommend different HIV tests depending on the time of exposure.

HIV PEP
HIV PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis) is a course of medicines that if taken within 72 hours of exposure to HIV has up to a 90% chance of preventing HIV infection. If you have had unprotected anal sex and think you are at risk of HIV, speak to our doctors immediately about HIV PEP.

HIV PREP
HIV PREP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a course of medicines taken before exposure to HIV that has up to a 90% chance of preventing HIV infection. If you think you might be in a situation that you might be exposed to HIV, speak to your Doctor about HIV PREP. These situations are usually events or parties that involve the use of recreational substances.

Syphilis
It is a serious disease that can lead to blood vessel and brain damage. The initial symptom is a painless ulcer that can be in the anus and therefore not easily seen. Early detection can lead to a complete and early cure.

Gonorrhea
Aside from screening from the penis, MSM who have receptive oral or anal sex should also test for this STD from the Throat an Anus/Rectum.

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Click here for more info on Rectal Gonorrhea

Chlamydia
It is the most common STD in Singapore. Aside from screening from the Penis, MSM who have anal sex should also test for this STD from the Anus/Rectum.

Herpes
It is a common STD and an essential part of STD screening.

Hepatitis A, B and C
The prevalence of Hepatitis A, B and C among MSM is high. Vaccination is a very cost effective way to prevent such infections. If you already have been vaccinated, speak to your Doctor about doing a serologic test to ensure the antibodies are enough.

Peri-Anal Warts
They are very common in MSM who have receptive anal sex. It is caused by the HPV virus. There is no blood or urine test for this. Doctor will have a check on your peri-anal area carefully for the presence of warts.

HPV and Anal Cancer
Certain strains of HPV will not cause warts but might increase the risk of Anal Cancer. This is more so in MSM who also suffer from HIV. Speak to your Doctor about doing an anal swab fro cancer causing HPV and anal cancer.

Singapore might be a conservative society and the 377A penal code might still be in force. But please do not let this worry you. Our Doctors are well trained, respectful and discrete. We are here to help you. Please feel free to discuss any of your problems with us.

STD Questionaire

The questions are used to determine your at-risk status for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs),
including HIV:

  • I have had “sex” without using a condom. YES/NO
  • I have had “oral sex” without using a barrier. YES/NO
  • I have had sexual contact with someone who has had sex with another person other than myself. YES/NO
  • I am in a relationship and neither my partner or myself had been tested for STD. YES/NO
    If you have answered “YES” to any of the questions, you may be at risk for STDs.
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395 Comments

  1. Hi Doctor,

    I just had an unprotected sex 5 days ago. Right after the sexual activities, on the same days I felt burning sensation while I urinating and it bleed. Now it stop bleeding , but I feel itchiness on my vaginal and burning sensation . There is no any abnormal discharge or particle .if I need to do any STD test , or may I know what kind of disease I might encountering now ?
    Thanks

    • drtan

      Your symptoms are unlikely to be due to STDs because STD symptoms do not occur so fast. That does not mean that you did not catch any STDs. All sexually active women should get regular testing for various STDs including HPV, Chlamydia, HIV etc. For more advice, please visit our clinics. Click HERE for location into.

  2. Amelia

    Hi Doctors,
    Can HIV be transmitted via deep French kiss and used tongue? As far as I felt, I didn’t feel any blood while or after the French kiss. I don’t know whether my partner is Hiv positive or negative. I also don’t know whether he has open sores or ulcers or cut in his mouth or lips. I also don’t know whether I had open sores or ulcers or small cuts maybe on my mouth or lips. My questions are…IF he is hiv positive, will that French kiss transmit the disease to me? How is the possibility?
    Thanks for your time and kindness to reply my questions.

  3. eastbaycali

    how accurate is a HIV AB test at a lab with professional DR 8 months post exposure been negative is 100% conclusive?

  4. Confuse

    How accurate is PCR test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia 5 days past exposure? conclusive?

    I have protected oral sex and its now 11 days past exposure and without symptoms yet.

    My urine test is not the 1st urine of the day. But held for 2 hours before passing urine. And its the 1st catch of course.

    Thanks

  5. Innova

    I have some questions.
    1. What is the risk for protected oral sex, in terms of STD and HIV?
    2. How long post exposure at the earliest can i do the urine test? Assuming no symptoms.

    • 1. Very low, but we are not able to give you an exact number.
      2. 2 weeks for urine test.

      • Innova

        Sorry Dr. I meant what STD can be transmitted through protected oral sex?

        And will any of those listed affect breastfeeding mummies?

        • STD such as Herpes, HPV, chlamydia, gonorrhoea and HIV can be transmitted through oral sex, but risk is very low with protection. HIV can affect breastfeeding mummies.

  6. Louise

    I have small particle on my private part. is total consultation fee under cover by insurance?

  7. I’ve had hpv. Warts were burnt off. I’ve actually abstained from all sort of sexual activities. I’ve even got vaccinated for it. Just left with the third dose. And i’ve even tried immunotherapy. Are there any tests to show past infection? If i got vaccinated. Would the vaccination prevent recurrence of warts in future?

  8. I’ve had hpv. Warts were burnt off. I’ve actually abstained from all sort of sexual activities. I’ve even got vaccinated for it. Just left with the third dose. And i’ve even tried immunotherapy. I wanna ask that after how much time would my test come negative? Are there any tests to show past infection? If i got vaccinated. Would the vaccination prevent recurrence of warts in future?

    • There is no way to tell when you would become negative. Sometimes HPV stays with you for a long time. There is no test to show past infection.
      If you got vaccinated, it would offer you protection against re-infection in the future.

  9. Advise needed

    Hi Dr. Tan,

    Went to your clinic for a checkup and was advised i might have contracted gno and cham. Was given a jab and a dose of antibiotics. awaiting for the urine test result.

    how long should i abstain from sex (eg 2 weeks?) and how would i know if the virus is totally cleared. do not wish to pass it on to my partner.Thanks.

    • Dr Justin Sim

      We usually ask you to abstain from sex at least until the results come back – if they are negative then you do not have the STDs. If they are positive you will need to abstain from sex until you check for clearance which will be at 2 weeks from the antibiotics.

  10. YZY2489

    Hi doctor, my ex BF and I had been tested for G and C twice.
    One the first occasion, he was tested positive for G and I was tested positive for G and C. We went thru the anti biotics and injections treatment from separate doctors. Was cleared three weeks after.

    The second occasion happened months after the first. he was tested positive for C and I positive for C. Found out he had slept with someone else. Again we underwent the antio biotic and injections treatment with our respective doctors. Was cleared and took the re test again after a month. Both negative.

    Now, I am just inquiring… We are both negative. if we engage in sexual activities, do the STI recur?
    Is it true that previously when we had STIs, the chances of recurrence is higher even though tests say negative.

    Thanks

    • Dr Justin Sim

      If you are both negative then the bacteria is no longer in your system so you cannot infect each other. however, if either of you catch the infection from another person then yes you can get the infection again. There is no physical reason for you increased risk of new infection – the risk is based on the fact that you are more likely to catch it again just because of exposure.

  11. Father

    Hi Doctor Tan,
    For pregnant women, are there tests done to check for STDs?

    • Dr Justin Sim

      Are you asking about routine tests done for pregnancy or are you asking whether STDs tests are safe to do in pregnancy? If it is the first one then the main one is HIV. If it is the second option then yes it is safe to do urine and blood tests in pregnancy for STDs.

  12. I recently saw that I have some whitish, flaky skin peeling off near the head of my penis. I thought it was just dirt, but the head of the penis felt itchy and also appear reddish. When I wash away the dry skin, my penis head appear smooth and red. The itchiness lasted for about 2-3 days. However the, peeling, dry skin symptom still persists. Before all this occurred, I dry masturbate daily (3times a day) and have an active sexual intercourse with my partner regularly. I have since stopped sexual activity with my partner since this problem appeared. Please advise on what I should do.

    • I would suggest you consult a doctor regarding these symptoms. They may be symptoms of STD of fungal infection. You are welcomed to visit us at our clinics to get an assessment. In the mean time, abstain from sexual intercourse, or use condom protection (though not 100% protection against STD).

  13. Patrick

    Hi, I visited earlier and had positive lab results for UU. Can my partner be emperically prescribed antibiotics or will she have to get lab work too?

    • It is advisable to get her tested before starting her on any treatment, especially if she has no symptoms. This is so we know exactly what we are dealing with, and not putting her through a course of antibiotics unnecessarily. Treating empirically is possible but you will need to understand and accept the risk of antibiotics resistant and potential side effects of antibiotics.

  14. Curious

    Hi Dr Tan,

    i will like to check the treatment medication for chlamydia and gonorrhoea
    each how much?

    Thank you

    • Dr Justin Sim

      Normally for gonorrhoea you would need a single injection costing $75. Tablets would be needed for chlamydia ranging from $48-$56 dollars depending on whether you take the one-off dose or go for the 2 week course. If you have not been formally tested for these STDs I would recommend it before commencing treatment.

      • Curious

        Hi,
        Is it ok to request for immediate treatment (iv) even if no test was done yet?

  15. Jonathan

    How long after exposure does ureaplasma show up on tests designed for it?

  16. Johnson

    Hey Doc:

    Thank you so much. When Can I check syphilis. How about one week after sex.

    • Syphilis testing should be done at 1 month and repeated at 3 months post exposure. Read more about Syphilis testing HERE.

  17. Johnson

    Hey Doc:

    In addition to my previous message. The condom was not broken and wearied from the begging to end. How is the possibility for me to be infected by HIV and Syphilis?

    • Dr Justin Sim

      Again the condom will help reduce your risk but it is not 100%. You should be fine but if you are concerned then you may want to get tested for peace of mind.

  18. Johnson

    Hey Doc:

    I had a sex with a message girl. We had kiss and sex with condom. Can condom protect me from sex disease.

    • Dr Justin Sim

      Condoms can help reduce the risk of STD transmission but they are not 100% because of possible breakage or manufacturing defects.

  19. normala

    Im a syphilis patient. Secondary stage. Which hospital can I get my treatment? Can I get my treatment from polyclinic too?

  20. normala

    Im a syphilis patient. Secondary stage. Can I still be treated? Which hopital can I go for my treatment? Can I get my treatment from polyclinic too?

  21. Had a small pimple like bump appear on my penis(near the head) almost 5 and a 1/2 weeks after an unprotected oral encounter with a csw. The bump went away after about a week or a little more. I squeezed it at one point and it released a small amt of stuff and bled a tiny amt. It developed a teeny tiny scab right in the center and healed up with no issues. It was never an open sore. Even after it was not visible i could feel the pimple like bump underneath the skin with my finger. A few days after the bump i took 3 days of leftover amoxycillan in a fit of panic. 5 weeks later i was tested for the gono,chlom,syph(rpr) and hsv2 and all came back negative. It has been 8 months now since possible infection and i have no evidence of any other symptoms but I wonder if i should have a follow up test to verify. How accurate is the rpr and could the amoxycillan have affected it in any way to give me a false negative at almost 11 weeks post exposure.
    Your website has brought me much relief and thank for any response.

  22. Hi I am currently having ulcers on the sides of my lips and small spots of ulcers on my tongue. At the same time I am also having some blisters on my anus and outer area of my vagina due to extreme itch the Monday night. I went to the doctor and he said I might be having herpes.

    My partner and I have been together for almost a year and we did not use protection. He has taken an STD test somewhere in the middle of 2014 and it was negative. I am very new at this, never been tested for STD before.

    1) My partner did not have any problems except me. Could it really be herpes? I did a lot of reading and most of what I came across showed that just by looking at it doctors could tell that it is herpes.

    2) we are planning to get tested together, what tests do you suggest we both do?

    • 1. I really cannot comment on this. Your doctor was the one who saw the lesions and therefore he is in the best position to judge. 2. I think the best test for you to do is to swab the ulcers and blisters for a Herpes PCR test.

  23. Hi doctor,

    I’ll made this quick. Yesterday I had sex with w my cousin’s friend and she is over 40 years old with genital herpes but no outbreak for 4 years. I didn’t know any of this but we did used a condom, even the condom was small n fit in half of it. When I decides to use without it she told me she has genital herpes. I back off and scared ever since..do I still able to get genital herpes also how long must I wait to go for the blood test and is it true that a woman has no outbreak for 4 years had sex without a condom with a guy can’t get herpes?

    • Unfortunately you still can get herpes from her even if she has not had an outbreak in 4 years. Most herpes blood tests are very accurate at 1 month but to be absolutely 100% sure you might want to wait for 16 weeks.

  24. Hi, I have been tested for Ureaplasma about 6 months ago by high vaginal swap. However, 2 separate docycycline treatments do not work for me. I still do have some symptoms on and off. Do you have any other treatment other than docycycline at your clinic?

    • Yes of course. There are several other antibiotics that we can use to treat Ureaplasma. Our lady doctors practice at Robertson Walk and Bencoolen. You can call up to find out when they are in and see them then.

  25. hi doc, i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend in oct 2014, then i had ureaplasma. my boyfriend didn’t want to go to the doctor as he has no symptoms. since then, i have been using protection, but last week i didn’t use again n on the day itself i went to the gynae for my regular pap smear check up. on the way they did the retest for ureaplasma which came out negative. how long does it normally take to detect ureaplasma? do i have to test again?

    • Most of the time, Ureaplasma is a commensal and not a pathogen. In other words, it just sits in the urinary tract and minds it own business without harming you. It also comes and goes. Personally, if I diagnosed a patient with Ureaplasma but she has no symptoms, I would not treat it. As for your question, most ureaplasma tests are culture tests. In other words they should be able to detect the Ureaplasma once its there.

  26. I was diagnosed with ureaplasma urealyticum. 1) can it infect the mouth through oral sex? 2) If yes can it be transferred from mouth to mouth as well eg sharing utensil or drinking from same glasses (and then if this person performs oral sex to another, the other will get it genitally?). 3)I m worried of passing the bacteria to family members through utensils. Is it possible?

    • 1. You mean can UU infect the mouth? I have never heard of that honestly. 2. Again never heard of that. 3. I am not aware of any medical data to prove or disprove that so I really do not know how to answer your question.

  27. Hi doc,
    Im just curious because i’ve been having a white stain on my underwear.am i having a penis discharge?whenever i urinate its not painful. I’ve had a safe sex a few weeks ago with a girl ive just met. And i dont feel any other symptoms of being sick. Am i being paranoid about it?or am i sick?

    • A white stain in your underwear could very well be a discharge. Better see your doctor and get some tests done.

  28. Hello,

    Last Dec I got my ureaplasma urealyticum treated, retest came back negative. In January I met my boyfriend who’s been my only sexual partner since I got my treatment. Recently, he got tested and they found Ureaplasma in him too. He knows I had it treated before we met, but he now thinks I cheated on him some time after. Isn’t it possible for the infection to come back? Thanks.

    • Ureaplasma Urealyticum is a strange organism. It can be sexually transmitted but it can also appear apparently out of the blue in mutually monogamous couples. Most of the time it is a commensal and need not be treated. It is also possible that your treatment suppressed the infection but did not completely get rid of it. All in all, I think your BF should not use this as proof of infidelity.

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