STD & HIV Testing, Screening and Treatment Clinics

At Dr Tan and Partners, we offer a warm, friendly, and non-judgemental environment for our patients to discuss their issues with our doctors.  Our male and female doctors in our 6 clinics are experienced in STD/HIV treatment and diagnosis.   STD Testing and Screening: When you are considering getting tested for STDs, one thing that is very important is privacy and confidentiality; these are the absolute minimum you will get with us at Dr Tan and Partners. The techniques and protocols used in the clinics are modern and are kept up to...

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Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a common and highly contagious infection that is usually sexually transmitted. Even though genital herpes are usually caused by herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), it is also possible to be caused by herpes simplex virus -1 (HSV-1), the virus usually responsible for cold sores. Genital herpes transmission can happen via any kind of sex – genital to genital, oral to genital, and genital to anal.     Will I always have symptoms? More often than not, most patients infected with herpes simplex virus (HSV) do not present...

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Anal Itching Causes and Pain Relief

  Anal itch is something that happens quite commonly but yet too embarrassing to consult your friend or even doctor about. It can be due to something very simple and harmless to something that may require medical attention. Let me go through what could be the common causes and how to manage them? What are the 5 Common Causes of Anal Itch?   1.) Non medical: Simple non medical causes include anal perspiration, frequent liquid stools, diarrhea, residual stool deposits, or the escape of small amounts of stool as a result...

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Ouch! What Causes Testicular Pain?

Ouch! Any man who has ever suffered a hard knock to the groin will still cringe at the memory. But apart from direct trauma, what other conditions can result in pain in the testicles?   What are the Testicles? The testicles, or testes, are two egg-shaped reproductive organs in males located in the scrotum. They produce sperm and sex-hormones (primarily testosterone). As most men are aware, the testes are very sensitive and even the slightest trauma or injury can cause pain and discomfort. While some causes of testicular pain may be mild...

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Oral Thrush: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Oral thrush is caused by a fungal infection of the mouth and tongue. It is caused by a group of yeast organisms called Candida, and is also known as oropharyngeal candidiasis. It is normal to have a small amount of these fungal organisms living in your mouth and gastrointestinal tract without causing any harm, but if they start to multiply uncontrollably, you can develop an infection. Oral thrush is usually a mild infection which is easily treatable with antifungal medications, but it can also be an indication of a weakened immune system,...

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