HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis: Here’s What to Do Next

HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis

If you think you may have had an exposure to HIV in the last 72 hours please read on.  You are at risk of HIV if you: Had sex with a HIV positive partner or someone whose HIV status is unknown. Injected drugs and shared equipment such as needles or syringes with others Slept with anyone who has … Read more

Getting HIV From Oral Sex: What’s the Real Risk?

Getting HIV From Oral Sex - can it really happen

When it comes to the transmission of HIV, there’s a lot of misinformation and misconceptions out there. One of the most common concerns that I’ve encountered is the question of whether HIV can be transmitted through oral sex. To answer this question, we first need to understand how medical ‘truths’ are determined. The Complexity of … Read more

Tablets to prevent HIV – PrEP: Empowerment in a Pill

PrEP Hiv pills

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, more commonly known as PrEP, has brought about a seismic shift in our approach to HIV prevention. It is like a protective shield, an armor that guards us against an invisible enemy. It is a testament to how far medical science has come, not only treating illnesses but preemptively fending them off. PrEP … Read more

Cough, Sore Throat and Rash – Are These Signs of HIV or ARS?


Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a life-altering disease that, over time, weakens the immune system, making the body more susceptible to other diseases. If left untreated, the condition can progress to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a severe phase of the disease that can be life-threatening. HIV is a global health issue, affecting millions of people … Read more

What is Anonymous HIV Testing? Peace, Privacy, and Protection


We understand that taking an HIV test can be a daunting experience for many, primarily due to concerns about privacy and confidentiality. Recognizing this, the Ministry of Health in Singapore took a significant step in 2008 to alleviate these fears. They selected a few clinics, including ours at Robertson Walk, to conduct anonymous HIV tests. … Read more

A Quick Breakdown on How HIV Can Be Transmitted: Cracking the Code

hiv can be transmitted

This discussion will be organized into three main sections: certain methods of HIV transmission, hypothetical routes of transmission, and scenarios where transmission is impossible. It’s crucial to note that the transmission of HIV necessitates the contact of a fluid from an HIV-positive individual with an HIV-negative person. The virus is present in high concentrations in … Read more

How Long Can HIV Live Outside the Body? The Clock Is Ticking

How Long Can Hiv Live Outside the Body

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a serious global health concern, affecting millions of individuals worldwide. One of the key factors contributing to the transmission of HIV is its ability to survive outside the human body, albeit for a limited duration. Understanding the viability of HIV outside the body is crucial for implementing effective preventive measures … Read more

Is It Really Possible to Get Infected with HIV by Your Dentist?

Is it possible to get infected with HIV at your dentist

2Just yesterday, in July 2015, a shocking news story broke out in Sydney. Reports revealed that as many as 12,000 individuals were urged to undergo testing for HIV and Hepatitis. The reason? The dental clinics where they had received treatment were under scrutiny for alleged “poor hygiene practices.” It seems that these dentists were accused … Read more