PEP （Post-Exposure Prophylaxis）& PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis)
PEP （Post-Exposure Prophylaxis)
PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) means taking antiretroviral medicines (ART) after being potentially exposed to HIV to prevent becoming infected.
PEP should be used only in emergency situations and must be started within 72 hours after a recent possible exposure to HIV. If you think you’ve recently been exposed to HIV during sex or through sharing needles and works to prepare drugs or if you’ve been sexually assaulted, talk to us and call us as an emergency case.
PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis)
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is when people at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily to lower their chances of getting infected. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. It is highly effective for preventing HIV if used as prescribed, but it is much less effective when not taken consistently.
Daily PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. Among people who inject drugs, it reduces the risk by more than 70%. Your risk of getting HIV from sex can be even lower if you combine PrEP with condoms and other prevention methods.
Fast HIV Screening Services
HIV is a disease that if left unchecked, can do significant long-term damage to your body. If you believe that you may be at risk of developing HIV, or you believe that you may have been exposed, we can provide you with a rapid HIV test. We offer anonymous HIV screening, as well as prep medication and pep medication to prevent the disease where possible. The sooner you come and see our team directly, the faster we will be able to test your body and provide you with conclusive results. Once we have done this. We will then be able to provide you with fast and effective prep medication and pep medication should you need it.
How Do We Test For HIV?
In order to test you for HIV, our team will conduct a blood test or oral swab test . The test is not designed to detect HIV itself, but looks for a protein that can be found in HIV as well as any antibodies in your body that have been produced by your white blood cells to kill the disease. Each test has an extremely high reliability, and if there are any doubts you will be re-tested immediately.
Fast Exposure Services
Should you believe that your partners may carry HIV virus (as it is hard to tell – most HIV carrier do not show symptoms between a period of 5 to 10 years), our team can provide you with the post exposure prophylaxis HIV pep medication you need in order to prevent the disease from impacting your body. In addition to this, our services also cover pre exposure prophylaxis in Singapore to help those more at risk to stay away from the disease.Pre exposure prophylaxis hiv medication is available at the clinic. This helps to reduce the risk of you or a loved one from developing HIV as it greatly [ more than 90 % success ] reduces chances that the HIV might establish itself in the body reservoir which hence reduce the chances of a full blown AIDS syndrome from developing. Come down to our clinic if you need the medication for pre exposure prophylaxis hiv and post exposure prophylaxis in Singapore
There is 2 types of test – the 3rd Generation and the 4th generation test. The 3rd generation test has a 4 to 12-week testing window. The 4th generation test – which is more costly, have a 14 to 28 days window. You will know the result on the spot, just by 20 minutes of waiting.
How to Test For HIV
The type of testing service we provide you with will depend on the amount of time that you could have been exposed for. Unlike many other diseases, HIV antibody can take up to 12 weeks to show up in the bloodstream, making it very difficult to detect once it has first been contracted. Usually, it may take around four weeks to show any sign of infection but there are instances where they take even longer than this.
Even though it may not show up in your blood stream, we always advise that you take the HIV test straight away, then another test two to four weeks after your first. This will help us to confirm the results and spot any changes in your blood stream should anything develop. If you believe that you may have become infected more than three months ago, please let us know so we can alter the test to your circumstances. If you do not show any signs after four weeks, it is likely that you are not infected and have a very high chance of being completely clear. Whilst you can test yourself, we always advise coming to our clinic to receive a rapid HIV test.
For HIV antibody test - the 3rd generation test, it can take around one to three months for any antibodies in the blood to show up. The HIV antibody test can only be accurate if there have been a three months gap between the time of exposure & time of test. However, if you receive a negative antibody result after four weeks, there is a good chance that the HIV infection has not occurred.
But if you opt for the HIV antigen test - which is the 4th generation test, the antigen can be detected quickly, from 14 to 28 days after infection.
Get Tested Today – Results are CONFIDENTIAL
It is important for you to get tested as soon as possible, after all, we provide confidential HIV testing here at Anteh Dispensary. If you are really diagnosed with HIV, it is also important that you seek treatment, as soon as possible.It is no longer a death sentence if you are treated early. This allows you to maintain your health and prevent the spread of virus to others.
Just walk into our clinic & tell our staff you would like an anonymous hiv screening. No identity need to be provided & you will be given a number to identify your goodself. No phone booking is to be done because it is a walk in clinic. First come first serve.
If needed, pep medication and prep medication is also available here.
We are one of the earliest batch of government designated Anonymous hiv screening clinic since 1980’s.