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Human Immunodeficiency Virus | HIV Testing & Screening, Singapore - Shim Clinic

Private & confidential human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing in Singapore is how screening is done for a HIV infection after unprotected sex, like a condom break, slip or if no condom was used. This is available at Shim Clinic.

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.

OraQuick HIV rapid test $50
  • Source: oral fluid or finger prick blood
  • Results in 20 minutes
  • Window period is 3 months after exposure
SD HIV Combo rapid test $150
  • Source: finger prick blood
  • Results in 20 minutes
  • Window period is 28 days after exposure
HIV Ab/Ag test $11
  • Source: whole blood
  • Results in 1-2 days
  • Window period is 28 days after exposure
HIV DNA test $1,110
  • Source: whole blood
  • Results in 1 week
  • Window period is 10-12 days after exposure
HIV RNA test $717
  • Source: whole blood
  • Results in 1 week
  • Viral load (VL) test to track treatment progress of HIV infected individuals
HIV Western Blot test $275
  • Source: whole blood
  • Results in 1 week
  • Confirmatory test for HIV infection

Points to note

  • Get HIV PEP treatment to stop getting a HIV infection, if your exposure was less than 72 hours ago.
  • There is no consultation fee added for rapid tests


Related Concepts

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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