The Better2Know Gold Screen is our most comprehensive screen for STIs, but importantly it excludes a test for HIV. Better2Know understands that HIV testing may be a concern to many individuals and that results of an HIV test need to be reported. Taking care of your sexual health is very important as sexually transmitted infections are on the rise worldwide and are an increasing problem for millions of people. STIs and STDs usually do not have any symptoms so it is often impossible to know if you have been exposed. The only way to know is to be tested for a comprehensive range of possible infections. Better2Know has created the Gold Screen by excluding the test for HIV, making it the right choice for any patient who wishes to test for a comprehensive set of STIs without the worry of having an HIV test.
What does the Gold Screen test for?
Our Gold Screens tests for the following STIs:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes I/II
What samples are needed?
A blood and urine sample is required for the Gold Screen. There are no painful or embarrassing swabs required. There is no need to fast before your appointment, and you will need to make sure you can produce a urine sample during your appointment.
How will I get my results?
All of your results are available online. We will set up a secure account which only you have access to. Your results will be uploaded as they are reported by our certified laboratory. We will notify you when they are all ready by email or SMS.
What if I test positive?
We will help you to speak to a doctor if you would like. They will help you to get any treatment and to make sure that you are restored to health as quickly as possible.
How do I book?
You can call our friendly Patient Services team on the number above, or you can book your appointment online now.