Better2Know is the Middle East’s leading provider of private STI and HIV testing services. By testing with us, you will receive support and guidance if you test positive for a sexually transmitted infection. We have private sexual health clinics situated throughout the region, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Better2Know’s friendly and experienced sexual health advisors are available 24/7 to book your STI testing appointment and help you with your sexual health related concerns. When it comes to STIs, early diagnosis and treatment are very important, as more serious health complications may develop if an infection is left untreated.
With a network of skilled and highly trained doctors, Better2Know’s experienced Patient Services Executives can organise private consultations in the Middle East to suit your circumstances. Your private doctor will go through your diagnosis in detail and, depending on the infection you are positive for, prescribe the medication you require. It is important to receive treatment for the STI you test positive for, even if you are experiencing no symptoms. This is because you are still contagious and can transmit the infection to others.
You can get a private appointment with a Better2Know doctor either before your test or following your results.
If you are positive for an STI, you should complete the full course of prescribed medication before engaging in sexual activity again. This helps to prevent re-infection or transmitting the STI to others. A test-of-cure is recommended for certain STI’s at least two weeks after you have finished your treatment to ensure your STI has completely cleared. You may also take your results to your own doctor or healthcare provider, if you prefer.
In addition, Better2Know offers a confidential sexual health counselling service for those who may be feeling overwhelmed by their results or STI status. Your private counsellor provides a safe space for you to discuss your sexual health related concerns and how they are affecting your mental wellbeing. You can also receive advice on how to reduce or manage the psychological impact of your STI test or results.
Sexually transmitted infections, such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, are treated with a course of antibiotics which can be prescribed by your Better2Know doctor. Some other STIs, including HIV, require more long-term management.
For HIV, antiretroviral medication is used to stop viral replication, preventing further damage to your system. Regular blood testing is also conducted to assess the effect on your system and to see how you are reacting to treatment.
If you are diagnosed with Herpes I/II, there is medication available to treat and suppress the symptoms of an infection, such as creams or antiviral medicine. Your private doctor will prescribe the most appropriate course of treatment for the STI you have acquired.
For more information on STI treatment, please visit the what if I test positive section of the Better2Know website.
If you test positive for a sexually transmitted infection, it is important to inform your recent sexual partners, so they can get tested as soon as possible. Better2Know’s confidential notification service anonymously informs your partner that they need to receive STI testing at their earliest convenience.
Better2Know can help you let your partners know that they need to be tested, without compromising your anonymity.
This exclusive service is available through Better2Know’s secure, online patient area. You will be given your login details upon confirmation of your private booking. All you need to do is enter their name and contact details into our notification system and we will send them a message to inform them that they need to get tested. The option of anonymity is available to you, or you can let them know who the message has come from; it is entirely up to you.
For those who are experiencing symptoms, or are simply unsure about their STI status, book a private STI testing appointment in the Middle East today. Contact Better2Know’s team of expert sexual health advisors using the number provided at the top of the page. Your Better2Know advisor will help you choose the most suitable, confidential STI test or screen for your circumstances, before processing your booking. Alternatively, you can confirm your private appointment now by booking online via the orange button above.