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The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) is a 330-bed purpose-built facility designed to strengthen Singapore’s capabilities in infectious disease management and prevention.
NCID houses clinical services, public health, research, training and education, and community engagement under one overarching structure. In addition to the functions of the Communicable Disease Centre (clinical treatment of infectious diseases and outbreak management), the new functional units of NCID include the National Public Health and Epidemiology Unit, the National Public Health Laboratory, the Infectious Disease Research and Training Office, the Antimicrobial Resistance Coordinating Office, and the National Public Health programmes for HIV and Tuberculosis.
3 Decades of HIV Treatment and Care at the Communicable Disease Centre
Very little is known about the battle against HIV in Singapore.
What we do know is that 1985 witnessed a cornerstone in Singapore’s medical history, when the first patients with HIV were diagnosed at Middle Road Hospital. Subsequently, the Communicable Disease Centre on Moulmein Road effectively became the centre of HIV patient care.
Through invaluable first-hand experiences in dealing with this deadly disease at its height, we gain important insights on this disturbing period in Singapore’s medical history.