STI Testing Incubation Periods

When Should I Get Tested for an STI?

It is advisable to get tested for sexually transmitted infections regularly. This helps to prevent an untreated STI from triggering the development of further issues that may affect your long-term health. [1] You should arrange an STI test as soon as possible if any of the following circumstances relate to your current situation [2][3]:

  • You have met a new partner
  • You have multiple partners
  • A recent or previous partner has told you they are positive for an STI
  • You are experiencing symptoms you are worried about
  • It has been a while since you got tested
  • You had a recent sexual encounter that worries you
  • You are concerned about your sexual health

HIV: Rates of HIV infections continue to increase in the Middle East

The Middle East is one of the four regions in the world where rates of HIV, the viral infection that causes AIDS, are still increasing. This is despite global leaders announcing bold plans to wipe out AIDs by 2030 four years ago. Better2Know is the Middle East’s leading private provider of STI and HIV testing services. Our wide range of confidential sexual health screens and tests comprise testing for a variety of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Better2Know’s sexual health clinics are conveniently located throughout the Middle East. This includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Sexually Transmitted Infections in the Middle East

Globally, cases of sexually transmitted infections are still unacceptably high. More than a million STIs are caught or passed on every day. It is widely accepted that STIs heighten the risk of HIV transmission and some can cause cases of cancer that are common around the world, such as cervical cancer. The number of HIV diagnoses worldwide was not reduced between the years 2010 and 2015 in young people and adults – threatening the 2030 goal of ending the HIV epidemic.

Why is your reproductive health so important?

Women´s reproductive health can be affected by a variety of conditions and infections. Reproductive illnesses are becoming more common globally and they are having profound consequences for women´s health. The most commonly occurring reproductive health concerns for women include sexually transmitted infections (STIs), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, uterine fibroids, and HIV/AIDS.

Take Control of your Sexual Health this New Year

This new year, we are encouraging you to take control of your personal sexual health through private and confidential testing. So, if you have doubts or concerns regarding HIV, or any other STI, get fast, accurate and discreet testing at one of Better2Know’s many clinics in the Middle East.

STI Clinics in the Middle East

Better2Know is the Middle East’s largest provider of private and confidential STI testing services. After a hugely successful 2021, we are hoping to help even more people with their sexual health in 2022.

Choosing the right STI test in the Middle East

Better2Know is the Middle East’s largest provider of private STI testing services, with outstanding clinics in prime locations across the region including Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh and Kuwait City. Our panel of sexual health specialists have put together a comprehensive array of stress-free tests and screens, making STI testing in the Middle East easier than ever before.

Gonorrhoea Testing in the UAE

Better2Know offers a variety of STI screens throughout the UAE that combine testing for Gonorrhoea and other common infections such as Chlamydia, HIV and Syphilis. For a thorough analysis of your sexual health we suggest the Better2Know Platinum Screen, this will give you peace of mind regarding ten potential infections. We have private sexual health clinics across several Emirates including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Al Ain.

The Better2Know Full Screen

Better2Know is the largest provider of private STI testing services in the Middle East. We provide a wide range of extensive screening options throughout the region, including our popular and comprehensive Full STI Screen. The Better2Know Full Screen will give you a thorough picture of your sexual health status as it includes testing for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma.

Sexual Health Clinics Near Me in the Middle East

Better2Know are international experts in sexual health. We are the Middle East’s leading provider of private STI testing services, with world-class clinics throughout the region. Our wide range of comprehensive screens and tests are designed and regularly reviewed by a panel of medical specialists to give you the peace of mind you need when it comes to your sexual health.

Our Private Clinics in the Middle East

Early detection and intervention is crucial in the combat of STIs, hence the importance of regular testing. With same or next day appointments in major cities throughout the region, Better2Know is the Middle East’s largest private provider of sexual health testing services. We have outstanding facilities in locations such as Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat and Sharjah.

HIV Testing Sharjah

Better2Know is the world’s leading provider of private HIV and STI testing services. With clinics throughout the UAE, including Sharjah, Better2Know’s HIV testing is available around the country. Our private sexual health clinics in Sharjah are open throughout the week for swift, accurate and confidential testing.

Better2Know: STI Testing in the Middle East

With sexual health clinics in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Muscat and beyond; Better2Know is the world’s leading provider of private STI testing services. With a comprehensive range of stress-free tests and screens, specially put together by our panel of medical experts, STI testing in the Middle East is now easier than ever.

Discreet STI Testing in the Middle East

Better2Know is the Middle East’s largest private provider of sexual health testing services, with clinics in prime locations such as Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh and beyond. With a comprehensive range of stress-free tests and screens, specially put together by our panel of medical experts, STI testing in the Middle East has never been easier.

HIV Testing in Dubai

Better2Know about HIV

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a retrovirus which can gradually damage an infected person’s immune system. Often passed on through unprotected sex with someone who has HIV, the virus is transmittable when the infected sexual secretions of one partner meet the genital, oral, or rectal mucous membranes of another.

HIV Testing in the Middle East

Better2Know is the Middle East’s largest private provider of sexual health testing services. We have world class clinics across the region, including major cities such as Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai and Muscat. Our comprehensive service offers tests and screens for a variety of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

Herpes: Myths and Facts

You have just tested positive for Genital Herpes. What does this mean? Turning to Dr Google is doing nothing to help aside from bamboozling you with complex medical terms and contradicting information. What is the difference between Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2)? All you want to know is ‘what’s the cure?’.

Testing for HIV in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The number of people dying from AIDS-related illnesses is ‘soaring’ in the Arab region, according to a report published earlier this month. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that AIDS-related deaths in the Middle East and North Africa have increased by more than 250% in the last 15 years.

Why you need to know how to protect your sexual health

The Swedish government launched a sex education website that has gained popularity in the Middle East. Youmo.se provides online resources for sex education support and information. Ranging from topics such as the body, sex and relationships, to sexual health and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the material is available in several different languages – including Arabic.

Rapid STI Results in Dubai

Better2Know’s exclusive instant testing range provides rapid, reliable STI results for six sexually transmitted infections. Available at our private STI clinics in Dubai, you can receive fast, accurate STI results for a range of STIs, including HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

Choosing My Confidential STI Screen in the Middle East

Better2Know provides private STI testing services throughout the Middle East, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and across the United Arab Emirates. Better2Know’s private sexual health clinics in the Middle East offer a wide range of STI tests and screens that will detect a variety of sexually transmitted infections. These include HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Herpes I/II, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and many others.

Syphilis Testing in Sharjah

Better2Know are international experts in sexual health. We are the largest private STI testing provider in the Middle East and have clinics across the UAE, including Sharjah. We offer confidential testing for a range of infections such as Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and HIV.

Same Day Testing in Bahrain

Better2Know has sexual health clinics across the Middle East and, subject to availability, we can get you an appointment on the same day that you make your booking. Our discreet testing services are available in Manama.

Chlamydia Testing in the UAE

Better2Know is the largest provider of private STI testing services in the United Arab Emirates. Our exceptional sexual health clinics offer a wide range of tests and screens, designed by medical specialists to give you complete peace of mind. We offer comprehensive testing for a variety of STIs, such as HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Herpes and many others, including Chlamydia.

Getting an STI Test in Qatar

Better2Know is a global leader in private sexual health testing services, with clinics throughout the Middle East and beyond. Thanks to a wide range of comprehensive tests and screens, put together by our team of medical specialists, getting an STI test in Qatar has never been simpler.

The Better2Know Platinum Screen: Blood and Urine Testing

Better2Know is the largest provider of private STI testing services in the Middle East. Our sexual health clinics are conveniently located throughout the region including in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and across the UAE.

Syphilis Testing in Oman

Better2Know provides conclusive, confidential Syphilis testing at private clinics across the Middle East, including Oman. Transmitted sexually via oral, anal or vaginal intercourse, or through unprotected contact with a Syphilis sore, the infection can be life-threatening if left untreated.

HIV Risk in the Middle East

The Middle East is an area of low HIV prevalence, but not low risk. Prejudice and a lack of sex education seem to be directly affecting the rise of HIV infections in the Middle East.

Same Day STI Testing in the UAE

Worried about HIV? Concerned about Chlamydia, Syphilis, or any other sexually transmitted infection (STI)? An STI test with Better2Know will alleviate any doubts you may have regarding the status of your sexual health. We can offer same day appointments in the UAE.

Gonorrhoea Tests and Screens in the Middle East

Better2Know provides private Gonorrhoea testing throughout the Middle East. We have same or next day availability at STI clinics in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.