Chlamydia rate in the Middle East higher than expected

It is often assumed that STI rates may be lower in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) due to certain religious and cultural norms which differ significantly to Europe and other parts of the world. However, the rate of Chlamydia infection found in MENA is parallel to that in other regions across the world.

Better2Know’s 5 Top Tips on a Healthy Sex Life

Nobody is immune to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The truth is that, if you are sexually active, you will always be somewhat at risk. However, there are several ways to reduce your chance of catching an unwanted infection. Here are Better2Know’s top tips on preventing STIs.

UAE hopes to end Hepatitis C infection by 2030

As reported in The National, the UAE aims to significantly reduce the prevalence of Hepatitis C by targeting specific high-risk groups and communities [1]. The virus, which chronically affects around 71 million people globally [2], can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver and is a major cause of liver cancer.

Why you should never self-diagnose an STI

Whilst the Internet is handy for many reasons, using social media to obtain health advice is unfortunately not one of them. With an increasing number of people turning to the Internet hoping to gain an explanation for their health problems [1], it is important to make sure that your source is reliable. If not, this can lead to a false diagnosis and incorrect medication, among many other risks. All information published by Better2Know is reviewed by our highly qualified team of medical experts, so if you are looking for STI advice, you’re in the right place.

7 reasons to have an STI test

It’s not uncommon to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about getting an STI test, but it is important to remember that these feelings are only temporary. Testing for STIs is simple and there are plenty of reasons why you should book your sexual health test today.

Which STI test is right for me?

Better2Know’s range of 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.

Tunisia is the first Arab country to introduce sex education

As reported by The New Arab, Tunisia is set to become the first country in the Arab world to introduce sex education into schools. This is a positive sign of progress in improving awareness of sex and sexual health in MENA.

World AIDS Day 2019

On 1st December, World AIDS Day is held to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS worldwide, with the hope to end isolation, stigma, and, ultimately, HIV transmission. This year’s global campaign focuses on the importance of communities and how “communities make the difference”.

7 things you need to know about Genital Warts

Maybe you have noticed unusual wart-like symptoms in your genital area, or maybe you are just curious. What are Genital Warts? Are they common? Why are they there? Can I get rid of them? How can I prevent them? Look no further, we have all the answers you need.

Hepatitis A, B and C: What is the difference?

Hepatitis is a viral infection which affects the liver. There are many different strains of Hepatitis. Some infections will only last for a short period of time, whilst others can become chronic and lead to serious health problems. Here we explain the main differences between Hepatitis A, B and C, and why it is important to be tested for each.