Sadly, many relationships go through bumpy periods or end when one or both partners have been unfaithful. The breakdown of a relationship is an emotional and stressful time. Although sometimes relationships can recover from these affairs or periods of infidelity, it is always a good idea to not risk your health and to have an STI and STD check so that you can take control of your health.
There are many reasons why having an STD test is important, whether it was your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband who was cheating by having an affair, or whether your casual partner has had sex with a new partner. If your partner (or ex-partner) was having any form of sexual intercourse with you at the same time as someone else you, then he or she has put you at risk of catching an STD or STI.
You can call Better2Know and talk to us about your concerns in the knowledge that we treat every call with absolute discretion and confidentiality. Better2Know wants to make sure that you get an appointment quickly and get your results fast. We have clinics across South Africa. We can often get you a same or next day appointment. We do not need your real name to make your appointment, but it is a good idea to provide a name at the time of booking, so we have a name to call you at your appointment.
If you do decide to forgive your partner their affair, then we recommend that you both get tested (you can come together) to give you both the reassurance you need.
If the affair means that you are considering a divorce and your divorce lawyer has suggested an STD test, there are some additional measures that we can take so that your tests results can be used in court. Please contact us for details.