Better2Know provides a comprehensive range of sexual health screening options, detecting Africa’s most common STIs. All our STI tests can be taken individually, or combined with other tests as part of a sexual health screen. You should consider one of our tests or screens if one of the following statements applies to you:

  • You recently had a sexual incident that is causing you concern.
  • You have symptoms which could be linked to a sexually transmitted infection or disease.
  • You are about to begin a new relationship and want clarity on your sexual health status.
  • You are looking for general peace of mind.

What is included in my STI Screen?

For a full list of the infections we test for, or to see exactly which tests are included in each screen, select one of the links below:

If you are unsure which tests or screen to select, Better2Know suggests either the Full STI Screen or the Platinum Profile. Both of these screens comprise simple blood and urine samples, and offer a complete picture of your sexual health status.

The Full Screen will detect the following infections:

  • HIV (types I & II and the p24 antigen)
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Mycoplasma
  • Ureaplasma

The Platinum Profile includes all of the above tests, as well as:

  • Herpes I/II
  • Hepatitis C
  • Trichomonas
  • Gardnerella

All our tests and screens are completely confidential and are designed and reviewed by our panel of sexual health specialists. Please note that results times can vary, depending on when your sample arrives at our certified testing laboratory. They may differ as a result of your selected time, test/s and location.

In certain locations, Better2Know also provide swab sample testing for infections such as HPV, Herpes I/II and Syphilis, as well as PAP Smear testing for women. We also offer face-to-face doctor’s consultations, and Instant STI testing, at selected centres across Africa. Instant testing uses blood and swab samples to detect six STIs, with results available in 30 minutes. This popular testing option provides Instant results for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.