If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we are all responsible for our health and by extension, the health of others. This includes our sexual health. If you are sexually active, it is a responsibility to get tested for any sexually transmitted disease (STD).
STDs are diseases that are spread usually via sexual contact, which can be oral, vaginal, or anal. There are several types of STDs; at Speedoc, we test for the 5 most common ones which are, chlamydia, herpes type 1 and 2, hepatitis A, B, and C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and syphilis.
The general symptoms of STDs include:
Different tests are used to detect different STDs; there is no single test that can be used on all infections. They include:
Different tests require different samples; so you may be required to do multiple tests. Please check with our friendly staff for our STD packages.
Conventionally, if you are looking to be tested for STDs in Singapore, you will have to make an appointment at a clinic and then make your way down to get tested.
If you are looking for discreet STD screening, make an appointment with Speedoc. We are registered with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and are able to provide home STD tests. At Speedoc, you can get tested for an STD from the privacy and comforts of your own home.
Just make an appointment via our app and select sexual health screening.
Before your appointment, our nurse will contact you to prepare you for your home-based appointment.
Upon arrival, our doctor will ask about your symptoms and recommend some tests and lab investigations to accurately diagnose your condition.
Once your results are in, you will receive a comprehensive and personalised report that outlines your health risks, with recommendations by our doctor.
Get tested from the comfort of your home.
Receive a free video consult on your results.
Get follow-up tests and fast-track specialist referrals (if needed).
Speedoc’s Sexual Health screening package consists of a range of tests to determine the state of your sexual health for your peace of mind.
Chlamydia, Herpes type 1 and 2, Hepatitis A, B, and C, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), STI (Syphilis)
The Speedoc app is your one-stop platform to manage your appointments, access your medical records, track your bills, and follow-up with your doctor whenever you need to! More about our health programmes and packages are also available. Download the app here!
Not all clinics in Singapore offer testing for STDs, first you will need to find a clinic that does it and then you need to check if their range of tests includes chlamydia.
You should consider STD screening if you’ve had unprotected sexual intercourse with a sexually active partner, stranger, or someone who’s unsure if they have an STD. With that said, different STDs have incubation periods of 24 hours to 2 months – so check with your doctor for the specific timeframe you should wait before getting tested.
No, STD testing is not covered by insurance.
STDs caused by yeast, parasites or bacteria can be cured with the appropriate medication. STDs caused by HIV, HPV, hepatitis, genital herpes and cytomegalovirus cannot be cured; however you should still receive treatment to minimise your risk of passing the infection to others and to eliminate or reduce symptoms.