Better2Know’s range of STI screens and tests have been designed by our team of medical experts. It can be difficult to know which is the best option for you. Rest assured that we have a suitable test or screen for everyone. It is important to choose the combination of tests which will relieve any concerns you have about your sexual health.

Here are a few things to consider before booking your STI screen or test:

1. How much time has passed since your last sexual encounter?

The incubation period is the length of time between your last potential exposure to infection and your STI test. The incubation period required for each test or screen differ. Some tests can be performed at just ten days post-exposure, whilst you will need to wait up to 28 days for others. We always advise our patients to wait until the correct amount of time has passed. This ensures that your test results are accurate.

2. What sexual contact or intercourse did you have?

It is important to think about the types of sex you had and which areas you may have contracted an infection. Most people are aware that a Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea infection can be found in the genital area. However, these bacterial infections can also be caught in the throat by oral sex and in the rectum by anal sex. Infections such as Herpes and Syphilis do not always require intercourse to spread and can be passed by sexual contact alone.

3. How quickly do you need the results?

If you are feeling anxious and want to have your results as soon as possible, we can provide instant tests in many locations. This is where you will receive your results within 20 minutes whilst you wait in the clinic. If you are happy to wait a few days for your results, we will send your samples to our certified laboratory for testing. Our team will notify you when all your results are ready.

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Our Sexual Health Advisors can provide you with any additional information you need about our STI screens and tests. Contact our friendly team by phone or live chat today.

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