What is the Wellbeing Screen?
The Better2Know Wellbeing Screen comprises private and confidential testing for three sexually transmitted infections. These include HIV, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea. This screen is suitable for those who have achieved a minimum period of 28 days, or four weeks, of incubation. The incubation period is the length of time between the incident you are concerned about and getting tested.
Which STIs are tested for?
The Wellbeing Screen looks for:
- HIV I/II & the p24 antigen
Which samples are needed?
The Better2Know Wellbeing Screen requires blood and urine samples only. The blood sample will detect both types of HIV (one and two) as well as the p24 antigen, while the urine sample is used to identify Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea infections. There are no uncomfortable swabs or fasting requirements associated with this test.
How do I get my results?
With the Better2Know Wellbeing Screen, your results will be returned one to two working days from the receipt of your samples at our CPA accredited laboratory. You can check the progress of your results online by logging into the secure patient area of our website. You will also be contacted by a member of Better2Know’s sexual health advisory team once all your results become available.
What if I test positive?
If your test is reactive for HIV, you will receive further, confirmatory testing at no additional cost. If the screen shows a Chlamydia or Gonorrhoea infection, we will arrange a private consultation with a Better2Know doctor who will discuss your diagnosis and a prescription for the medication you require. You can, of course, take your results to your own GP or healthcare provider.
How do I book?
You can arrange an appointment with Better2Know online by selecting the Book Now button above and following the subsequent instructions. You can also call our dedicated Patient Services team on the number displayed at the top of the page.