A recent study has revealed “a worrying gap in sexual health knowledge in the UK.” Your.MD conducted a survey with questions on topics such as sex, contraception and sexual health more generally. Alessandro Traverso, Your.MD’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “we created the sex test as a simple way for young people in the UK to learn important facts about sexual health which are often misunderstood.” The questionnaire showed that some young people in the UK were unaware of how STIs are passed on, with nearly 40% thinking HIV can be transferred through kissing, and the signs and symptoms of common STIs. 
At selected private STI clinics throughout the UK, Better2Know provides rapid results for seven sexually transmitted infections. This includes Better2Know’s instant test for Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2, which is available in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Glasgow and many other locations across the UK. You can choose to receive an individual instant test or choose from Better2Know’s selection of instant screens. These combine instant tests to give you a more thorough view of your STI status. Your instant Herpes test can be combined with instant tests for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
You will receive fast, accurate STI and HIV testing at Better2Know’s private sexual health clinics in Edinburgh. Conveniently located throughout the city, private appointments are available 7 days a week with same or next day availability. Your personal information is 100% confidential and you can choose to remain completely anonymous should this make you feel more comfortable with getting tested.
Sexual health clinics in the UK are struggling to cope with an increase in sexually transmitted infections, a health expert has warned. Despite the rise in attendance at sexual health clinics in England, a BBC investigation in June revealed that almost half the councils in England are planning to cut spending on sexual health services. As a result, some sexual health clinics are at risk of closure or reduced hours. With last year’s increase in Syphilis and Gonorrhoea cases, Dr Olwen Williams, president of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, said: “cuts to sexual health funding have come at the worst possible time.”
In the 1970s and 1980s, 5000 people with blood disorders such as Haemophilia were treated with contaminated blood products. In many cases, this resulted in the development of HIV or Hepatitis C or both. Though a public inquiry was launched in July 2017, almost 3000 infected people have died. There is an estimate from one campaigner that as many as 300,000 may have been infected with contaminated blood. Early detection for blood-borne infections is extremely important. Even if you think you have not been affected directly by contaminated blood from the 1970s and 1980s, you can still contract these types of infection from affected individuals through sharing personal items, such as needles or razors. Bloodborne infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C can also be sexually transmitted during unprotected sex. This includes oral, anal or vaginal intercourse. The only way to know if you are infected is to get tested. The earlier you get tested, the earlier you can receive the treatment you need.
Curiouser and Curiouser: Better2Know’s Mad Hatters Tea Party for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
Better2Know, the UKs leading private provider of sexual health testing services, joined Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September 2018.
Better2Know’s Budding Bakers produced a fantastic display of cakes and biscuits with the whole team coming dressed as characters from Lewis Carroll’s famous novel.
Better2Know’s private STI and HIV testing services are available throughout Yorkshire. This includes Bradford, Hull, Leeds, North Yorkshire, Rotherham, York and Wakefield. Available at our private sexual clinics in Yorkshire, Better2Know’s wide range of STI screens and tests will test for a variety of sexual health concerns. These include sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Herpes I/II, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and many more.
Better2Know, the UK’s leading private provider of Sexual Health testing services has won the BIBA Awards for Small Business of the Year 2018 which was sponsored by OBAS UK.
At a glittering ceremony at the Blackpool Tower Ball room on Friday 14 September, in front of over 1,000 guests including Lulu as this year’s celebrity entertainment, Better2Know scooped the coveted golden BIBA prize.
The BIBAs (Be Inspired Business Awards) are Lancashire’s largest and longest running business awards programme. They provide recognition for outstanding businesses and people, celebrating the achievements of the crème de la crème in Lancashire’s business community.
Better2Know was nominated for five categories and at the BIBAs awards ceremony, the business is honoured to have taken home ‘the one they all want to win’: The Small Business of the Year Award.
The 90-Day HIV test is a third generation HIV testing option that will detect HIV antibodies after 90 days of incubation. This is the time between potential exposure to HIV and your HIV test. Available to those who would prefer not to attend a private STI clinic appointment, get in touch with Better2Know’s highly trained sexual health advisors today for more information about getting this test.
Better2Know’s private STI testing services in the UK provide confidential HIV tests at various stages of incubation. Available at private sexual health clinics across the UK, our HIV tests also provide fast, accurate HIV testing from 10 days, 26 days and 28 days of incubation. Better2Know’s wide range of HIV testing options are designed, and regularly reviewed, by our team of medical experts to suit your HIV testing needs.
Better2Know is the leading provider of private sexual health testing services in the UK.
Whilst many STI’s are routinely tested for on a simple urine sample, certain STI infections are best tested for by swabbing the part of your body that might be infected. When there is a visible lesion, wart, sore or blister, possibly caused by the Herpes Virus, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) or the Syphilis bacteria, it is usually advised to swab the suspected area for the direct detection of the causal organism. Similarly, if a Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea infection is suspected in the throat or rectum, then a swab sample rather than a urine sample is always indicated.
Better2Know offers a wide range of confidential swab tests specifically designed to meet your every need. As well as swab testing for STI’s we also offer swab tests for women who wish to manage their cervical health and swab tests to identify conditions such as Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and Candida (Thrush).