Over 100,000 people in the UK are currently living with HIV. And despite nationwide access to HIV testing and treatment, around 13% of those people are unaware of their positive HIV status. Public Health England, meanwhile, estimates that approximately 160,000 people are living with Hepatitis C in England alone, and in 2015, the World Health Organization revealed that, globally, around 650,000 people die as a result of Chronic Hepatitis B every single year.
At Better2Know, we believe in the normalisation of HIV, Hepatitis and STI testing. Our aim is to remove any associated stigmas and improve the health of our patients in the UK & around the world. The sooner a Hepatitis or HIV infection is successfully diagnosed and treated, the less chance there is of that individual transmitting their infection to someone else – hence the importance of regular testing and early intervention.
Available across the UK, Better2Know’s Early Detection Screen is the earliest accredited test for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. A highly accurate test, the Early Detection Screen requires a single blood sample to detect three major infections. The screen is designed and reviewed by a panel of sexual health specialists and is appropriate just ten days after any potential exposure.
The results of each infection are made available online as soon as they are ready, which is usually within three working days of the sample’s arrival at our CPA accredited laboratory. You can check the progress of your results at any time by logging into the secure patient area on our website. Furthermore, once all your results are available, Better2Know will contact you through your preference of telephone call, email, or SMS.
With a network of skilled doctors situated around the UK, we can arrange expert consultations either before your test or following your results. In the event of a positive result, Better2Know will run additional, confirmatory testing at no extra cost, and if necessary, we will also refer you to a specialist service.
Treatment for Hepatitis infections may include antiviral drugs, which help your body fight the effects of the virus. You are advised to have regular check-ups to observe your body’s reaction to the treatment. Similarly, HIV infections are also combatted using antiviral medication, though unlike Hepatitis B & C, HIV is an incurable infection. However, it is important to note that it is no longer the life-threatening virus it once was. With early identification and appropriate medication, people with HIV can go on to lead a perfectly normal life – whatever that may be.
To book an Early Detection Screen today, call our experienced Patient Services team on the free telephone number above. Our friendly staff will answer your questions and process your booking. Alternatively, you can arrange your appointment online by selecting the Book Now button at the top of the page.
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