23 Jun 2017
16 Jun 2017
09 Jun 2017
The number of Syphilis cases in England has reached a seven-decade high, according to new figures.
Statistics published by Public Health England (PHE) show that instances of Syphilis in this country have risen by almost 3,000 cases since 2012 – that’s an increase of 97%. This alarming upsurge in positive cases means that Syphilis numbers in England are now at their highest level since 1949.
02 Jun 2017
26 May 2017
A global leader in private sexual health testing services, Better2Know provides comprehensive testing for a number of STIs at private facilities across the UK. With a wide range of stress-free tests and screens, specially put together by our panel of medical experts, STI testing in the UK is now easier than ever. With Better2Know, you can book an appointment at a time and location that suits you. We have availability at private sexual health and genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics, as well as private hospitals and doctor’s surgeries.
19 May 2017
12 May 2017
Genital Warts: What are they?
Genital warts are growths on the skin caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, HPV for short, the most common viral STI in the UK. There are over 100 strains of this highly infectious virus which can, in some cases, be transmitted while practicing safe sex. Certain types of HPV do have the capacity to cause cervical cancer in women, highlighting the importance of receiving regular PAP Smear testing. For MSM, a regular anal swab test is equally as important. The virus can also be responsible for other types of cancer in both sexes as well as genital warts.
05 May 2017
28 Apr 2017
Here’s a statistic: 99% of cervical cancers are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV for short. Another statistic? According to The Independent, there were 3,224 cases of cervical cancer in this country during 2014. 890 of those cases proved to be fatal.
That’s not all.
21 Apr 2017
According to a report by Public Health England, over 88,000 people in the UK were living with diagnosed HIV in 2015. These figures do not include the thousands of people whose status remains undiagnosed. It is estimated that as many as one in four people living with HIV in this country are unaware of their infection.
Early detection is crucial in combatting HIV, highlighting the importance of being tested regularly. There are a number of options when it comes to HIV testing with Better2Know – a couple of which can be carried out from the comfort and privacy of your own home.