Types of Hepatitis

Viral Hepatitis is the 7th leading cause of death worldwide. The condition caused 1.34 million deaths in 2015. In 2016, a campaign to eliminate the condition by 2030 was launched by the World Health Organization.

How to Get Rid of Chlamydia

As one of the most curable causes of infertility, Chlamydia is easily treated with a course of prescribed antibiotics – this means there is no need to ignore a Chlamydia infection and hope it will clear on its own. Not receiving treatment for Chlamydia can result in hospitalisation in severe cases.

HIV Diagnoses Fall as UK Surpasses 90-90-90 Target

The UK is one of the first countries to meet the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target. Public Health England’s recent report showed that HIV prevention efforts are working successfully in the UK. London was the first global city to exceed the 95-95-95 target.  They have now been joined by Amsterdam and Melbourne. 2017 statistics reveal [1]:

  • 92% of people living with HIV in the UK have been diagnosed
  • 98% of HIV positive people in the UK were on treatment
  • 97% of HIV positive individuals had an undetectable viral load

Theresa May’s Plea for Women to Get Smear Tests

‘A few minutes of discomfort could save your life.’

Cervical Cancer screening has fallen to a 21-year-low. During the weekly clash of PMQs, Theresa May made a personal appeal for women to attend smear test appointments.

World AIDS Day 2018 #KnowYourStatus

Since 1988, World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December every year to support those who are living with HIV, and to remember those who have died from HIV/AIDS. [1] This year is the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Each year, a theme is set for World AIDS Day. This year the theme is ‘Know Your Status’ – emphasising the importance of regular HIV testing and knowing your HIV status. [2]

Alcohol, Drugs and Unprotected Sex

Binge drinking and drug use is causing a rise in sexual health clinic attendance. Sexual health clinics have seen a rise in attendance from people who had unprotected sex whilst under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

National HIV Testing Week Starts 17th Nov 2018

It is National HIV Testing Week in the UK. Better2Know not only wants to promote the importance of HIV testing, but also the need to reject the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS that often prevents people from getting tested or seeking treatment. The emerging HIV epidemic in the 1980s triggered fear in many people as little was understood of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This created irrational behaviour and misconceptions of personal risk which still exist today. [1]

Sexual Health Knowledge in the UK Found To Be Lacking

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. [1]

Instant Herpes Testing with Better2Know

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.

Confidential and Anonymous STI Testing in Edinburgh

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.