Syphilis Testing & Treatment in Singapore (2024)

Syphilis Testing & Treatment in Singapore (2024)

Disclaimer: The information in this article is for general knowledge only and should not be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment of any syphilis infection or other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

What Is Syphilis?

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. It progresses in stages and can cause serious health issues if not treated early.

Syphilis is also one of the top three STI in Singapore, based on a study conducted in 2018.

Syphilis is one of the top 3 STI in Singapore at 1441 cases according to a 2018 study.

Syphilis Test in Singapore

Testing for syphilis involves blood tests to detect the bacterium or antibodies. One common method is the Syphilis TP test, which identifies antibodies produced in response to the infection. At ATA Medical, the test costs $21.80 NETT.

Syphilis Symptoms

Symptoms of syphilis can vary by stage for both males and females. Here are some possible symptoms:

  • Sores (chancre) at the infection site
  • Skin rashes
  • Mucous membrane lesions: patches of inflammation on moist body surfaces such as the mouth, throat, or genital area

Syphilis Rash

The rash typically appears as rough, red, or reddish-brown spots, often on the palms and soles.

If you are unsure or experience any symptoms, please talk to a doctor.

Person suffering from Syphilis-Rashes on his palm.

How Fast Does Syphilis Show Up?

Symptoms usually appear 10 days to 3 months after exposure, with an average incubation period of 21 days.

Is Syphilis Curable?

Yes, syphilis is curable with proper penicillin antibiotic treatment, especially when diagnosed early.

How Long Does It Take To Cure Syphilis?

Treatment duration depends on the stage of the infection, but early-stage syphilis can typically be cured with a single dose of penicillin. Later stages may require longer treatment.

Syphilis Treatment

Syphilis is treated with antibiotics, typically penicillin, which is highly effective when administered early. The treatment regimen depends on the stage of the infection:

  • Early-Stage Syphilis: A single intramuscular injection of penicillin G benzathine is usually sufficient.
  • Late-Stage or Latent Syphilis: Requires three doses of penicillin G benzathine, administered at weekly intervals.
  • Neurosyphilis: May require intravenous penicillin over a period of 10-14 days.

Follow-up blood tests are necessary to ensure the infection is fully eradicated. If you're allergic to penicillin, alternative antibiotics such as doxycycline or azithromycin may be prescribed. It's crucial to complete the full course of treatment and avoid sexual contact until your doctor confirms that the infection is cured.

Regular follow-up appointments are essential to monitor the treatment's effectiveness and prevent any complications. If you suspect you have syphilis or have been exposed to it, consult a healthcare professional immediately for testing and treatment.

Syphilis Treatment Cost in Singapore

Your doctor will discuss the specific treatment plan with you during your consultation. Please note that the prices listed here are rough estimates and may be subject to change.

Treatment Price*
Consultation $38.15
Penicillin G Injection (1 Dose) $81.75
Penicillin G Injection (3 Doses) $212.55
*Prices are NETT and inclusive of GST.
While we make every effort to keep our treatment prices up to date, please contact us directly to confirm the most current pricing information. We appreciate your understanding.

How Do I Make an Appointment?

ATA Medical @ Orchard

Address: 1 Orchard Blvd, #05-09 Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
Nearest MRT: Orchard Boulevard Station (TE13)
Contact Number: 6322 7331
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sun & PH: Closed
Please note that our last appointment is at 5:15 PM from Monday to Friday and at 12:15 PM on Saturday. Thank you for your understanding.

ATA Medical @ Tanjong Pagar

Address: 72 Anson Rd, #01-02 Anson House, Singapore 079911
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar Station (EW15)
Contact Number: 6223 0682
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Sun & PH: Closed
Please note that our last appointment is at 5:15 PM from Monday to Friday and at 12:15 PM on Saturday. Thank you for your understanding.

STD Test in Singapore

Regular STD testing is crucial, especially for individuals with multiple sexual partners. Regular screening helps detect infections early, reducing the risk of complications and preventing the spread of STDs. At ATA Medical, we offer comprehensive STD testing services to ensure your sexual health is monitored and managed effectively.

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