If you attended a local school, chances are LGBTQ-sexual health was not covered in your syllabus. In Singapore, we are also unlikely to access this information from mainstream media, or even discuss our sexual health concerns with teachers, families or friends.
Many international studies have shown that not receiving appropriate and accurate information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can increase one’s sexual health risk, especially for minority groups like the LGBTQ community.
If you or someone you know is sexually active, it is important to empower yourself with information and resources on sexual health issues, testing and treatment.
LOCAL community resources:
We have found the following local sexual health resources to be LGBTQ-friendly in their services:
Action for AIDS (AFA) Non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to fighting AIDS/ HIV infection in Singapore.
DSC Clinic Specialist outpatient clinic for the diagnosis, treatment and control of STIs in Singapore. The public website includes a section on LGBT sexual health.
Dr Tan & Partners Private medical practice that also provides anonymous HIV testing, as well as screening and treatment of STIs .
In addition to the above clinics, the following public hospitals also provide PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis):