HSA announcement on HIV Combo Test Kit Recall in Singapore

Dr Tan & Partners takes the recent recall of HIV test kits by the HSA very seriously. We would like to assure our patients that we take our commitment to providing you with quality healthcare with utmost importance. With regards to the recent Health Sciences Authority (HSA) of Singapore’s announcement on the manufacturer recall of the 4th generation SD BIOLINE HIV Combo test kits, we would like our patients to be informed of the following: It would be impossible to verify exactly how much detection sensitivity is affected for...

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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 Friday 9am – 1pm and 4.30 pm – 9 pm 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 Treatment Rapid HIV...

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Education helps to reduce HIV Risk

It has been more than 30 years since HIV was first discovered. We have come a long way. These days, HIV patients are living a normal life like anyone else. However, till date, HIV-related stigma and discrimination still exist in every corner of the world. Why? This comes down to the very basic of human nature. We fear things that we do not know about. We shy away from things that we do not understand. This is a fundamental problem that needs to be addressed. And how do we do that? The answer is very simple: Knowledge and education. This is why...

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Good news on the battle with HIV and Syphilis transmission between mother and baby

Good news on the battle with HIV and Syphilis transmission between mother and baby

Good news! Cuba eliminates Mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis   A report published today (1 July 2015) by BBC (British Broadcasting Corp) News has stated that Cuba has successfully eliminated transmission of HIV and Syphilis from mother-to-child (otherwise known as vertical transmission. Read more   The claims have been backed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and has been described as one of the ‘Greatest public health achievements possible’.   This hasn’t been an overnight revelation. It has taken many...

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Video on the HIV Window Period and Test Accuracy

HIV Window Period and Test Accuracy ” Hi, I’m Dr Tan from Dr Tan and Partners. Today we are going to talk about the HIV Window Period and the Accuracy of HIV tests. This has understandably caused a lot of confusion. The HIV Window Period is the time from when a person is infected with HIV to when our tests can tell us that he or she is infected with HIV. This means if a person who is infected does a test during this so called window period, the test will tell us he is NOT infected with HIV even though he is. This is called a false...

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