The 1980s AIDS crisis left an everlasting impact on many people’s lives. Now, a memorial is set to be built in London to commemorate those who lost their lives and to raise awareness of the stigma surrounding HIV.
The UK’s third lockdown will soon be ending as planned on Monday 12th April. Many restrictions will be lifted, including the re-opening of non-essential shops and gyms, as well as pubs and restaurants for outdoor service.
or may not have heard of Ureaplasma. This lesser-known sexually transmitted
infection (STI) can, in fact, also occur naturally. Here, we discuss what
Ureaplasma is, symptoms, testing, treatment and long-term health risks.
Better2Know was presented with a Silver Stevie® Award in the Most Valuable Response by a Customer Service Team category in the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Winners will be celebrated during a virtual ceremony on 14th April 2021.
Various Covid-19 restrictions have been introduced by the
UK Government when travelling to and from the UK. Better2Know is a registered
provider for Testing on Day 2 and Day 8 for International Arrivals, which is
required when you return to the UK from abroad. Find out more about this test
and how it works.
The term ‘sexual health’ covers a range of different topics, from STIs, to contraception and family planning, to intimacy and relationships. Looking after your sexual health is important to protect your overall long-term health and to foster positive relationships between yourself and your partner(s).
Today is International
HPV Awareness Day. On this dedicated day, ask yourself: ‘how much do I know
about HPV?’. To help raise awareness surrounding HPV, Better2Know is here to
dispel seven common myths.
If you test positive for a sexually transmitted infection, you should inform both your current and recent sexual partners. This is the safe and responsible thing to do to protect their health and fertility.
Arts, film and production were one of the many industries
brought to a standstill when the Covid-19 pandemic began. Since then, many film
crews have been able to safely return to work by implementing Covid-19 testing as
a simple but effective precaution.
With Covid-19 vaccines now being rolled out in the UK,
you may have questions such as: How does the vaccine work? What does the
vaccine mean for immunity? Can an antibody test detect antibodies produced by
the vaccine? Here, we explain everything you need to know, including why you
might consider getting an antibody test.
This week is National HIV Testing Week. Here at Better2Know, we not only want to promote the importance of testing for HIV but help to tackle the stigma and barriers associated with HIV testing.
Today is World Cancer Day – an international day which aims to raise awareness of cancer and encourage prevention, detection and treatment. This year’s theme ‘I Am and I Will’ focuses on how, together, we can commit to act towards making a change. As specialists in sexual health, Better2Know explains which sexually transmitted infections pose a cancer risk.
On the back of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, Anthea
Morris, Co-Founder of Better2Know, calls for women who are too nervous about
getting screened for cervical cancer at a clinic, or are not attending appointments
due to the pandemic, to consider self-administered ‘DIY’ HPV tests.
The term ‘sexual health’ covers a wide range of topics, from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to sexual intercourse, fertility, and genital health. Here, we explore some myths about men’s sexual health, and their truths.
Feeling itchy anywhere
on your body is far from a pleasant sensation. When it’s down below, it can feel
particularly alarming. There are several reasons why your vagina may feel itchy
after sex, not all of which are a major cause for concern – so don’t panic! Here,
we explain the possible reasons for your itch.
The beginning of a new year brings time to reflect, make new resolutions and plan for the year ahead. Why not start the new year feeling confident about your sexual health? Testing for STIs with Better2Know is simple and quick. With discreet clinics, home test kits and fast results, there are plenty of reasons why you should book your sexual health test today.
pandemic has had an impact on your relationship, you’re not alone. Covid-19 has
not only affected our entire lives, but also the dynamics of our relationships.
With the shift to working from home and little reason to leave the house, has
spending more time together actually forced couples apart?
We would like to wish all our patients, clinic partners, blog readers and everyone else we work with in the UK a very Merry Christmas and a happy, successful New Year.
rules prevent gay or bisexual men who have engaged in oral or anal sex within
the past three months from donating blood. However, these rules are set to
change, allowing men who have sex with men (MSM) to be able to donate blood in
the same way as all other blood donors.
If you are planning a trip abroad, there’s good news on the horizon. As of the 15th December, you can choose to have a Covid-19 test when you arrive back in the UK, which will cut your quarantine time in half (as long as you test negative, of course). Also known as ‘Testing to Release’, Better2Know is providing this test.
We often associate
the abbreviation ‘UTI’ with feeling uncomfortable down below and needing to
urinate, a lot. But what actually is a UTI? What causes it, and how can it be
prevented? Here, we answer some commonly asked questions about UTIs. It’s time to get clued up.
If you are travelling
to China, it is now a requirement to have proof of two negative Covid-19 tests
– a PCR swab test and an IgM antibody test – within 48 hours prior to flight
departure. These control measures have been introduced to “reduce cross-border
transmission of Covid-19 and protect the health and safety of passengers.” Find
out more about how we can get you tested for your journey to China.
finger-prick home test kit is back. This convenient home sample collection kit enables you to collect your blood sample at home and send
it by post to our laboratory. Find out more about our new and improved finger-prick
home sample collection kit.
Better2Know is a leading provider of sexual health and Covid-19 testing in the UK. Our discreet and confidential service helps thousands of patients to get the answers they need. We are here to help you, too. Find out more about what our patients think.
Covid-19 tests are in high demand and it can be difficult to know whether or not you should get tested, especially if you are not experiencing symptoms. If you are concerned that you may have Coronavirus or you just want to put your mind at ease, Better2Know can arrange your test today.
Although there is no cure for HIV, early detection and effective treatment can enable a person with HIV to lead a normal life. However, if HIV is left untreated, it can advance through four serious stages. Therefore, it is important to get tested for HIV if you are concerned that you may have been at risk.
Around 9% of menstruating women experiencing bleeding after sex . Often, there is no need to worry. However, bleeding after sex can indicate a more serious health condition. You should speak to a doctor and explore the possible causes if you are concerned.
Noticing a sign of Herpes can be worrying, but don’t panic. It is easy to mistake Herpes for something else. Here, we explain the other potential causes for Herpes-like symptoms and how to find out if it is Herpes, or not.
Amongst all the madness, the Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the human need for physical interaction. The Government has recently announced that those in an established relationship no longer need to socially distance – provided that you do not live in a local lockdown area.
Many people are wrongly using NHS swab tests, either for asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 or for travelling. Collectively, it is our responsibility to make sure that those who need a test can promptly receive a test. Here, we shed some light surrounding eligibility for testing.