Pre-Pregnancy STI Screening in the UK

Untreated sexually transmitted infections can cause serious complications for both pregnancy and fertility. Better2Know provides a wide range of confidential STI testing options for pregnant women and couples who may wish to start a family, to give you the peace of mind you need with regards to your sexual health. Untreated STIs could lead to:

  • Miscarriage
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Ectopic pregnancies
  • Premature rupture of membranes
  • Low birth weight
  • Health problems for both mother and child
  • Transmission of infection to the baby

The Continued Rise of Syphilis and Gonorrhoea in the UK

In 2017, Public Health England reported more than 7,100 cases of Syphilis and just over 44,670 diagnoses of Gonorrhoea. This represents a 20% rise in Syphilis and a 22% increase in Gonorrhoea cases in comparison to 2016. That same period saw approximately 5,900 Syphilis diagnoses and around 36,500 Gonorrhoea cases.

Could Mycoplasma soon become a ‘Superbug’?

Mycoplasma could soon become a ‘superbug’ unless people become more vigilant about their sexual health, experts are warning. Though Mycoplasma is a curable infection, it often shows little or no symptoms and can sometimes be overlooked. If left untreated, Mycoplasma can lead to more serious health complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can cause infertility. ‘Mycoplasma Genitalium (MG) can be missed and if it is not treated correctly, it can develop resistance to antibiotics.’

The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV have released a set of guidelines in response to the increasing prevalence of this particular sexually transmitted infection. Paddy Horner, who co-wrote the guidelines, stated that those experiencing symptoms should be “correctly diagnosed using an accurate MG test, treated correctly, then followed up to make sure they are cured.” Better2Know is the UK’s leading provider of private STI testing services. We offer a variety of confidential and highly accurate testing options for Mycoplasma.

The Better2Know Everywhere Service

Better2Know is the UK’s leading provider of private sexual health testing services. Our exclusive Everywhere service is available nationwide, offering a popular alternative to our clinic and home testing options. The Better2Know Everywhere service brings the advantages of our nurse led service to a location that is comfortable for you. Make a booking with us today and a private nurse will Come2You, testing you quickly and confidentially for an extensive range of sexually transmitted infections.

Better2Know: Sexual Health Counselling Specialists

Better2Know is the UK’s leading provider of private sexual health testing services. As well as testing for an extensive range of sexually transmitted infections at our clinics nationwide, we also offer private counselling for those who are anxious about their sexual health and other STI-related matters. Whether you test positive for an STI or not, if you are feeling stressed or concerned about your sexual health, you can speak to a qualified counsellor with Better2Know. Our expert Patient Services Executives are available 24/7 to process your booking and arrange a confidential phone call that suits your schedule.

HIV Certificates with Better2Know

Some countries request an HIV certificate during the visa application process. The circumstances where you will be asked to provide proof of your HIV status may vary depending on the country you are travelling to, and the purpose or length of your stay. Better2Know advises travellers to check the visa specifications of the country they are planning to visit, work in, or migrate to.

Better2Know are the world’s leading provider of private STI testing services. If you need an HIV certificate for any reason, we can provide you with one for small fee following your confidential HIV test or screen.

Positive STI Test Results: Telling Your Partner

Better2Know is the UK’s largest provider of private sexual health testing services. We offer a wide range of STI tests and screens throughout the UK, detecting over a dozen harmful infections. These include HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Herpes and many more. If you test positive for any sexually transmitted infection, you should inform both your current and recent sexual partners. This is the safe and responsible thing to do and could serve to protect both their health and fertility.

If you get tested with Better2Know, we can do this on your behalf following a positive result. All we ask you to do is enter a name and contact information for each person into our confidential notification system. It is entirely your choice if you would like the message to come from yourself or to remain anonymous. We will let them know that they need to be tested without compromising your confidentiality.

Should boys be vaccinated for HPV?

Better2Know is the UK’s leading provider of private sexual health testing services. As well as providing comprehensive tests and screens for common STIs such as HIV, Chlamydia, Syphilis and Gonorrhoea, we also offer a wide range of vaccinations to help prevent the spread of infection.

Better2Know’s selection of HPV vaccinations are available at private clinics across the UK. There are over 100 strains of the human papilloma virus, with certain types resulting in genital warts and others causing various cancers, including cervical cancer. Though it’s not just girls that are at risk from HPV. The virus also causes a high number of male cancers each year, mainly throat and mouth forms the disease. So, should boys be vaccinated against the infection?

Instant STI Test Results in the UK

Better2Know is the UK’s leading provider of private sexual health testing services. At selected clinics nationwide, we offer Instant testing for six common STIs. Namely, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Better2Know’s Instant STI tests are available in towns and cities across the UK, including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Swansea, Newcastle, Sheffield, Aberdeen and many more. With same day or next day availability throughout the country, you can arrange your confidential appointment for a time and date that suits your schedule.

Contact Us: The Better2Know WhatsApp Service

Better2Know is the UK’s largest provider of private STI testing services. We provide confidential sexual health screens and tests to detect HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Herpes and many other sexually transmitted infections. Our private STI testing services are completely confidential. You do not need to provide your real name, age or gender in order to be tested. The Better2Know WhatsApp service helps to maintain your anonymity. This method of contact enables you to message to one of our Patient Services Executives without having to call us directly. Our trained sexual health advisors will provide guidance and support throughout your patient journey.

At Better2Know, we understand that you might find it difficult to discuss your sexual health issues over the phone. As such, our popular WhatsApp service can be accessed through your mobile phone. This easy-to-use service allows you to chat, discreetly, to one of our experienced sexual health advisors. Our confidential, online service is available Monday to Friday, between 8:30am-5:30pm. After privately contacting a Better2Know advisor, you can book a private appointment online, or arrange for one of our advisors to call you at a convenient time to process your booking.