27 Mar 2020
17 Mar 2020
At this moment in time, prioritising your health is the most important thing you can do. With Covid-19 spreading so quickly, Better2Know recognises our responsibility in helping people look after their health. We are the first private healthcare company to offer Covid-19 testing. Here’s how we can help you.
13 Mar 2020
Technology and sexual health are two topics which do not traditionally go hand in hand. However, along with many other aspects of society, digitisation has benefits in shaping the way in which we live. At Better2Know, we are several steps ahead – we provide you with 24/7 online results reporting, a Photo Consultation Service and our anonymous Partner Notification System, amongst other digital perks.
06 Mar 2020
28 Feb 2020
So, you’re thinking about getting tested, but first, you must choose which sexually transmitted infection (STI) to test for. It can be difficult to know whether to test for the most common infections, the STIs you feel most worried about, or all of them. Choosing a comprehensive STI screen has both physical and psychological benefits.
21 Feb 2020
14 Feb 2020
A widespread HPV vaccination programme is in place throughout UK schools, aiming to drastically reduce rates of cervical cancer . However, researchers have doubts about the effectiveness of the programme, whilst a reported 54 per cent increase in cervical cancer rates amongst women aged 25-29 suggests halted progress .
07 Feb 2020
Are you thinking about getting tested for STIs? With recent news surrounding a significant rise in the prevalence of Gonorrhoea and Syphilis in the UK, the importance of sexual health testing cannot be ignored.
31 Jan 2020
Over a quarter of local governments have reduced spending on sexual health testing and treatment services by at least a fifth . These significant cuts put sexual health across the UK at risk. Vulnerable groups, such as drug users, and other high-risk groups, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and young people, are finding it increasingly difficult to access sexual health services .
24 Jan 2020
Recent figures confirm that the UK continues to make significant progress towards eliminating HIV transmission. Whilst the total number of new HIV infections has decreased, diagnoses have fallen by 71 per cent amongst gay and bisexual men. This significant decline has been attributed to several successful preventative measures including widespread testing and increased use of PrEP.
17 Jan 2020
Research suggests that many women in the UK have ‘poor’ sexual health, markedly worse than men. Those considered to have ‘good’ sexual health – a low probability of any sexual health problems – consisted of 83% of men but only 52% of women. The study concluded that women have a wider range of issues surrounding sexual health.
10 Jan 2020
03 Jan 2020
The beginning of a new year brings time to reflect, make new resolutions and plan for the year ahead. Why not start 2020 feeling confident about your sexual health? Testing for STIs with Better2Know is simple and quick. With discreet clinics and fast results, there are plenty of reasons why you should book your sexual health test today.
27 Dec 2019
In many cases, vaginal discharge is normal. Any significant change in the colour, odour, consistency or amount of discharge, however, can indicate that it may be time for an STI test. There are signs to look out for which may suggest either abnormal or normal reasons for variations in discharge. If you are worried that yours is abnormal and you may have been at risk of an STI, it is always a good idea to get tested.
20 Dec 2019
13 Dec 2019
06 Dec 2019
Research suggests that many individuals are now turning to social media and online platforms to obtain a ‘crowd-diagnosis’.  This can lead to misdiagnosis, ineffective treatment and further spread of infection. The only way to know whether you have an STI is to get tested.
29 Nov 2019
Since 1988, World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December every year to support those who are living with HIV, and to remember those who have died from HIV/AIDS.  Each year, a theme is set for World AIDS Day. This year the theme is ‘Communities make the difference’ – emphasising the essential role that communities play in the AIDS response at local, national and international levels. 
22 Nov 2019
Whilst discharge coming from your penis may be alarming, there isn’t necessarily a need to panic. There are several other reasons why discharge may occur, other than STIs. However, if you are at risk of an STI, it is always a good idea to get tested. Unusual discharge could indicate a need to visit a sexual health clinic.
15 Nov 2019
Testing for STDs and STIs with a blood test is quick and simple. Whilst a needle isn’t everyone’s first choice, many blood tests are now performed by simply pricking the end of the finger and collecting a small drop of blood. But which STIs can be tested for by blood, and how does it work? Here we summarise the testing methods for various STIs.
08 Nov 2019
Infidelity is one of the hardest things to deal with. You may be left feeling like your life is a lie and that you cannot trust anyone. Whether it’s your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband, it is never going to be easy. There are several steps you can take to protect your mental and physical wellbeing during such a difficult time.
01 Nov 2019
25 Oct 2019
The International Business Awards were celebrated at the ANDAZ Hotel am Belvedere in Vienna, Austria on 19 October. At the awards ceremony, Better2Know was crowned the top company in the Health Products and Services category. CEO and co-founder, Mike Asher, was presented with the prestigious Gold Award.
18 Oct 2019
Better2Know’s range of STI screens and tests have been designed by our team of medical experts. It can be difficult to know which is the best option for you. Rest assured that we have a suitable test or screen for everyone. It is important to choose the combination of tests which will relieve any concerns you have about your sexual health.
15 Oct 2019
A study by Age UK indicates a rise in the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among older people. The stigma associated with STIs presents a barrier for many in taking care of their sexual health. Unfortunately, age does not equal immunity when it comes to STIs. Knowing your sexual health status is important no matter how old you are.
04 Oct 2019
20 Sep 2019
Associating HIV with death must be stopped. This is no longer the reality. This week, former rugby player Gareth Thomas publicly announced his HIV status in the hope of changing perceptions on living with HIV. “I’ve got HIV and it’s OK”, he said. In light of this, we want to help beat the stigma and eradicate the myths surrounding life with HIV.
13 Sep 2019
06 Sep 2019
30 Aug 2019