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.
Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection that can affect male and female genital tracts, as well as the anal area and the throat. It is often transmitted through unprotected sex including vaginal, anal and oral sexual contact. In the early stages of infection, there can be an absence of symptoms. However, when present, symptoms can include: painful urination, a sore throat and unusual discharge. Men can also experience symptoms such as painful or swollen testicles.
If a Gonorrhoea infection is not treated properly, it can result in further health complications. Women may suffer from Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), which can escalate to infertility or an ectopic pregnancy. An untreated Gonorrhoea infection in men can cause epididymitis, an inflammation of the genital tract, which can lead to scarring and the sperm ducts becoming blocked.
With Better2Know, you will experience an efficient and discreet patient journey. Upon arriving at our private STI clinic, you will be seen by a qualified clinician or nurse who will take your samples and send them to our certified laboratory in the UAE for fast, accurate analysis. The samples used for analysis depends on which screen or test you have selected. For Gonorrhoea, it is usually a urine or swab sample that is required. Your results will be available within five working days after your samples have arrived at our accredited laboratory.
You can keep track of your results using our secure patient login area on the Better2Know website. In addition, a member of our expert Patient Services team will contact you, unless otherwise requested, once all your results become available. Our trained advisors will provide guidance and support following the receipt of your results. They can arrange a private consultation with one of our doctors, who can provide a prescription for the medication you require, or refer you to a specialist service, if necessary.
In Dubai and Abu Dhabi, we have selected sexual health clinics that can offer Instant Gonorrhoea testing. This test will require a swab sample, and you will receive your results less than 30 minutes after being tested. Better2Know also provides Instant screens that include testing for Gonorrhoea and other STIs such as Chlamydia, HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Syphilis. You will be given a signed and completed copy of the Better2Know Rapid Test Results Report, and our friendly advisors will be happy to assist you following your results.
Despite the country’s international status, the UAE’s sexual health legislation can be complex. Better2Know’s testing services adhere to the laws in the UAE and therefore, you may be asked to provide personal identification at your private appointment. If you have any concerns about your sexual health, it is important to get tested as soon as possible to prevent any further transmission of STIs.
To book your screen at one of Better2Know’s private clinics in the UAE today, you can use our online booking system by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page and following the instructions. Otherwise, you can call our experienced Patient Services team on the number above. They will answer your additional queries before arranging your confidential booking.