Herpes Treatment & Testing Clinic (Singapore)

 Herpes Screening & Treatment singapore


What is herpes?

Herpes is a common sexually transmitted disease, and is caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus (HSV).

There are 2 strains of the virus, HSV type 1 and HSV type 2.

Transmission of both strains occurs through contact with infected oral or genital secretions.



What are the symptoms of herpes? 

An infection with herpes causes painful blisters and ulcers around the mouth or genitals.

A herpes episode often starts with some local tingling or soreness of the oral or genital skin.

Shortly after, blisters appear, and can burst open to become weepy painful ulcers.

These ulcers can last from a few days up to a few weeks.

The ulcerated skin then dries up and heals over.

The skin ulcers may also be accompanied by flu like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, swollen glands, and body aches.

However, many people who have herpes actually have very mild symptoms or no symptoms at all.

As such, many people who are infected with herpes are unaware that they carry this infection, and can pass it onto their partners unknowingly.



What happens after I’m infected with herpes? 

After a primary infection, the herpes virus remains in the body for life.

Most people do not experience symptoms for the majority of the time, but can experience intermittent flares, or outbreaks, that are similar to the primary infection.

Repeat flares are common in the first year of infection, but become less frequent over time.



How is herpes diagnosed?

Herpes is diagnosed based on symptoms, and with confirmatory testing.

A swab of the oral or genital ulcers can be performed to look for HSV type 1 and 2.

Alternatively, in the absence of ulcers, a blood test for herpes.


How do I treat herpes?

Infection with herpes is lifelong, and there are no medications to completely cure herpes.

However, antiviral medications can be used whenever a flare or outbreak occurs, to reduce the severity and duration of the symptoms

The medications can also be used to prevent frequent outbreaks, and to reduce transmission of herpes between partners.


If you are concerned about having herpes or would like to find out more about the condition, visit us at any of our Women’s Health clinics, or contact our doctors via the link below.


Need a Female Doctor?

Having Women’s Health concerns? Please visit us or contact us at our Women’s Clinic in Singapore. We are open on weekends too.

Our Clinics:

1.) Dr Tan and Partners @Bencoolen

Main Doctor: Dr Michelle Chia

180 Bencoolen Street,
#02-20, The Bencoolen
Singapore 189646

Telephone:  +65 6884 4119

Operating Hours:
Monday – Tuesday
9.00am – 8.00pm

9.00am – 5.00pm

Thursday – Friday
9.00am – 8.00pm

Saturday – Sunday
9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Public Holiday – Closed


2.) Dr Tan and Partners@ Robertson

Main Doctors: Dr Grace Huang  & Dr Deepa

(Anonymous HIV Testing is available daily too)

11 Unity Street,
#02-06/07, Robertson Walk
Singapore 237995

Telephone:  +65 6238 7810

Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday
8.00am – 9.00pm

9.00 am – 9.00 pm

9.00 am – 2.00 pm

Public Holiday – Closed


3.) Dr Tan and Partners @Scotts

Main Doctors: Dr. Elaine Loh

9 Scotts Road,
#06-06 Scotts Medical Centre,
Singapore 228210

Telephone:  +65 6694 2348

Operating Hours:
Monday – Friday
9.00am – 5.00pm

8.00 am – 1.00 pm

Sunday & Public Holiday – Closed

Other Women’s Sexual Health Articles:

  1. Vaginal Yeast Infection (Thrush)
  2. A Women Guide to Contraception
  3. STD Trichomoniasis and Green Fishy Smell Discharge
  4. STD Chlamydia Screening & Treatment
  5. STD Women’s Gonorrhoea Symptoms & Treatment
  6. STD Women’s Herpes Infection
  7. Urine Pain & Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU)
  8. Bleeding After Sex
  9. Abnormal Vaginal Discharge 
  10. Women’s STD Screening, Testing and Treatment Service

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