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HIV Test in Singapore: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test. Doctor specially focused on HIV test, diagnosis, and treatment. HIV infections occur after unprotected sex, like a condom break, slip, or if no condom was used.

People infected with HIV often have no symptoms. But through sex, can go on to infect other people. HIV testing is the only way to diagnose an infection.

  • Source: oral fluid or fingerprick blood
  • Results in 20 minutes
  • The window period is 3 months after exposure
  • No consultation fee is added for rapid tests
  • Source: fingerprick blood
  • Results in 20 minutes
  • The window period is 28 days after exposure
  • No consultation fee is added for rapid tests
  • Source: whole blood
  • Results in 1-2 days
  • The window period is 28 days after exposure
  • Consultation fee is added
  • Source: whole blood
  • Results in 1 week
  • The window period is 10-12 days after exposure
  • Consultation fee is added
  • Source: whole blood
  • Results in 1 week
  • Viral load (VL) test to track treatment progress of HIV infected individuals
  • Consultation fee is added
  • Source: whole blood
  • Results in 1 week
  • Confirmatory test for HIV infection
  • Consultation fee is added

Points to note:

  • Get HIV PEP treatment to stop getting a HIV infection after exposure to HIV. Only works if started within 72 hours from time exposure.
  • Get HIV PrEP treatment to stop getting a HIV infection before exposure to HIV.

 



Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
Contraception
(females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection before exposure
STD vaccine:
Hepatitis vaccine
HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
– Stop HIV infection after exposure
STD testing *
Screening test
– to look for asymptomatic infections
– from previous exposures
Emergency contraception
with the
morning-after pill
(females only)
2 weeks HIV DNA Test
1 month HIV 4th Generation Test
SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
3 months HIV 3rd Generation Test
OraQuick® HIV-1/2 Antibody
– Oral fluid or
– Fingerprick blood sampling.
20 minutes to results
STD testing *
– Full & comprehensive
diagnostic test
– to look for current infections
Watch for HIV Symptoms STD Symptoms
If infected HIV Treatment STD Treatment Abortion

* Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
* Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.

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