Shim Clinic Offers Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)Treatments for HIV

Shim Clinic Offers Post Exposure Prophylaxis  (PEP)Treatments for HIV

Press Release ( - Singapore - Mar 14, 2018 - Shim Clinic is a general practice healthcare facility that has its operations in Bedok, Singapore. The clinic which was established in 2002has professional medical practitioners who offer consultation, testing, diagnostic and treatment in areas like men’s health, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual health. The clinic also has healthcare programs set to provide advice in areas like smoking, UTI, travel health, vaccines, and contraception.

Speaking about HIV, the hospital’s general manager said. “HIV causes AIDS, and it is the most feared infection among the other sexually transmitted diseases. Because of medical science advancements, Shim clinic can now provide a solution to prevent its infection. Exposures to HIV are prevalent, that is why it is advisable for individuals to take precautions not only to avoid infection but to also take tests and undergo PEP treatments to prevent infection. Better safe than sorry, the virus can easily be suppressed to minimize its multiplication through the body with our treatments.”

HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is treatment given to patients to reduce the risk of HIV infection after exposure. The particular treatment works best when it is started within the 72 hours of exposure. Post-exposure prophylaxis involves taking anti-HIV medication immediately after you may have been exposed to HIV to minimize the chances of turning HIV positive. The medications keep HIV from duplicating itself and spreading to the rest of the body. Upon successful completion of the PEP treatment, more than 90% of HIV risk is reduced. HIV PEP requires one to take the same medication that an HIV patient takes. The difference is the dosage, HIV patients take the medication for a lifetime, but PEP dosage is for only one month. The HIV PEP side effects include diarrhea, lethargy (general fatigue and tiredness), and nausea. The treatment entry criteria are for one to be HIV negative, with less than 72 hours of exposure, and at least have some form of HIV exposure.

Speaking with regards to HIV testing, the clinical officer said. “Shim Clinic has various kinds of tests for HIV infection. Our tests are conducted in confidentiality, and the results are accurate. Shim clinic values the peace of mind of our patients. Hence we make sure to offer them counseling services before we take them through testing. The tests include Oral HIV rapid test, HIV Ab/Ag test, SD HIV Combo, HIV DNA test, HIV western blot test, HIV RNA test and HIV PEP tests. We commence medication and provide optimum care to our patientsright after undergoing tests.”

HIV in Singapore is professionally handled by Shim HIV clinic with doctors focusing on its testing, diagnosis, and treatment. Consultations for HIV at Shim clinic are private and confidential. The Shim HIV clinic specializes in men’s sexual health and other sexually transmitted diseases, HIV being one of them. Patients requiring HIV tests do not need an appointment, and the tests conducted by the clinic produce accurate results. The symptoms of primary infection of HIV occur 2-4 weeks after infection. They include skin rash, fever, lethargy, joint pain, malaise, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, nausea, swollen glands, the stiffness of the neck, coughing, vomiting, mouth ulcers, blurred vision, appetite loss, genital sores, diarrhea, to name but a few. HIV symptoms and treatment at Shim clinic commence as soon as the patient is tested and diagnosed to be HIV Positive.

About Shim Clinic.

Shim Clinic is a general practice health institution based in Singapore. The clinic specializes in men’s health, sexually transmitted diseases, aesthetic and skin care health.

Source : Shim Clinic


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