Why test with Better2Know?
- Always 100% Confidential. You do not have to give us your real name to get tested.
- Fast Results. Your test results will be available within 1-3 days depending on the tests and the location.
- Locations. We have testing centres around Johannesburg, Pretoria and throughout South Africa, so you will not have to travel far.
- Facilities. Our centres are clean and modern.
- Non-Judgmental. There is no need to be embarrassed - we are friendly and discreet.
STD & STI Testing: The Options
At Better2Know, we offer the full range of tests for sexually transmitted diseases. Whether you are concerned about a recent incident, have worrying symptoms or just want general peace of mind, we specialise in STD testing.
Some STIs are well-known e.g. HIV and Chlamydia, but other infections e.g. Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma and Gardnerella can increase the likelihood of you contracting HIV, so it is important to get them treated. If you want a complete check-up, we offer a Full Screen which is a panel of STI tests selected by our specialist sexual health doctors to provide a comprehensive screen.
Alternatively, you can have individual tests including the following:
- HIV/ AIDS
- HPV (Genital Warts)
- Cervical Cancer
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
Most tests can be done by blood or urine, without the need for uncomfortable swabs. We offer urine testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea with results available one day from when the sample is received in the laboratory.
STD & STI Testing: Frequently Asked Questions
This is a list of frequently asked questions about STD & STI testing. If you have any specific questions about getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases with Better2Know, please contact us.
How do I know if I have an STD? What are the symptoms?
Symptoms vary by disease. Please click on an individual disease above for a description of symptoms. Most STIs do not have any symptoms. The only way to know is to get tested.
When should I get tested?
The window periods vary by specific disease. For example, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea can typically be detected after two weeks. HIV can be tested at 10 days after potential exposure.
How long does it take to get results?
For all tests, results will be available within 1-3 days from when the sample is received in the laboratory. The time window depends on the STD tests you choose and where you have your test.
Are my results confidential?
Yes. The results are 100% confidential and will be known only to you and Better2Know. The results will not be shared with any third parties.
What if I test positive?
Please see our what if I test positive for an STD page.