HIV Stigma: Not Retro, Just Wrong (World AIDS Day 2016 Singapore)

HIV Stigma: Not Retro, Just Wrong World AIDS Day 2016 – Singapore #HIVNOTRETRO   1st December is World AIDS day. How fast another year has gone by and here we are again recognizing another World AIDS day.   This year’s theme seeks to remind us that the disease that we know as HIV/AIDS wears a very different face today compared to when it was first discovered in the 1980’s. Back then the face of AIDS was a painfully skinny person lying on a tattered mattress atop a plain wooden bed in a straw hut. With flies buzzing around him...

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Dr Tan and Partners @ Katong (Female Doctor)

Dr Tan & Partners @ Katong (Female Doctor) Address: 184 East Coast Road Singapore 428890 (Alongside Katong 112, Next to Bank of China) Telephone: 6635 2551 Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am – 1pm and 4.30 pm – 9 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am – 1pm Closed on Selected public holiday   Clinic Focus  General consultations, including management of acute Chronic Disease Management Women’s Health Men’s Health Children’s Health Health screening STI/STD Screening, Testing and...

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Ouch!!!!! That joint bloody hurts……is it GOUT?

What is Gout? Gout is a painful condition that develops in some people who have chronically high blood levels of uric acid (hyperuricemia). Not everyone with high uric acid levels develops gout. Generally up to two-thirds of individuals with hyperuricemia never develop symptoms. The symptoms of gout result from the body’s reaction to deposition of these uric acid crystal in our bodies. Uric acid crystals have a tendency in deposit themselves in joints hence joints are the most commonly affected part of the body. The crystals however can...

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Zika Virus – What you need to know

What is Zika? Zika is a type of virus. Zika virus is closely related to the dengue virus. Like dengue Zika is also spread mainly through mosquito bites, Aedes mosquito. Zika has occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Since May of 2015, there has been an outbreak happening in Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The virus has also been found in Thailand, Australia, the United States  and China. Most of the infection has happened to people who have travelled to countries where the virus is found. What are...

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Rash on Penis – Penile Rash

Unusual spots or blotches or any kind of rash on the penis can cause a lot of concern. It is not always caused by an STD or an infection. This article will break down some of the possible causes. For causes of lumps and bumps on the penis, read our other article by clicking HERE. 1.) Herpes Simplex This presents classically as a cluster of 3 to 5 painful blisters. Each blister is 3mm to 5mm in diameter. The skin under the blisters is always red. Herpes is transmitted by sexual contact even oral sex. Click HERE for our full article on...

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