The Early Platinum Screen includes testing for the same array of infections as the Platinum Screen, but with a much shorter period of incubation. This means that you can test for the same amount of STIs just 14 days after an incident of concern. This popular testing option uses RNA and DNA tests for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C to reduce the incubation period, whils still giving you complete peace of mind over your sexual health status.

Which infections does the Early Platinum Screen test for?

Our Early Platinum Screen tests for the following infections:

  • HIV (Early Detection)
  • Hepatitis B (Early Detection)
  • Hepatitis C (Early Detection)
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Syphilis
  • Ureaplasma
  • Mycoplasma
  • Trichomonas
  • Gardnerella
  • Herpes I/II (Current Infection)

What samples are needed?

Simple blood and urine samples are all that are required for Better2Know’s Early Platinum Screen. There are no uncomfortable swabs, and no need to fast before you test. To ensure you can produce a urine sample at your appointment, you should avoid using the bathroom for at least two hours prior to testing.

How will I get my results?

All your results will be available online through your secure patient login area.  You can check them at any time, they will show as soon as they have been reviewed by the Better2Know medical team.  Better2Know will also contact you through your preference of telephone call, email, or SMS, as soon as all your results are ready.

What if I test positive?

Should you test positive for any STI, Better2Know will help you with the next stage of your treatment. We have a network of experienced doctors across Africa. Please visit our What if I test positive for an STI? page for more details.

How can I book my test?

To book your Early Platinum Screen, call our friendly and welcoming Patient Services staff on the using the contact details at the top of the page, or arrange your appointment using the book online button.