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 due to the fact 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 get 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 uncomfortable or embarrassing swabs required and no need to fast before your appointment. You will need to make sure that you can produce a urine sample during your appointment.
How will I get my results?
All of your results will be available online through your secure Patient Area which only you have access to. Your results will be uploaded as they are reported by our certified laboratory. We will notify you when all your results are ready by email or SMS.
What if I test positive?
Do not worry. Better2Know will always help you with the next steps, including accessing any treatment that you require. We can also arrange a private consultation if you would like to speak to a doctor about your test results.
How do I book?
To book your Gold Screen, simply call our friendly Patient Services team who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alternatively, you can book your appointment securely online.