What is the Confidence Screen?

Better2Know's Confidence Screen comprises blood, swab and urine samples to detect seven STIs, giving you total confidence regarding your sexual health status. Our Confidence Screen has been designed specifically for MSM by our panel of experts.

Many STIs show little or no symptoms, particularly in the early stages, so the only way to be certain about your sexual health status is to get tested.


Which STIs are tested for?

  • HIV I/II and the p24 antigen
  • Chlamydia (genital, anal and throat)
  • Gonorrhoea (genital, anal and throat)
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Mycoplasma
  • Ureaplasma

Which samples are needed?

With the Confidence Screen, we will collect a blood sample to detect HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B, and a urine sample to detect Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma. We will also use throat and rectal swabs to look for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea infections in these areas.

How do I get my results?

The results of your Confidence Screen will be available five working days after arrival of your sample at our fully accredited laboratory. You can log in to your secure Patient Area at any time to check the progress of your results. Better2Know will contact you by phone, email or SMS as soon as all your results are available.

What if I test positive?

Better2Know will help you with the next steps, should your test prove reactive for any infection. A doctor’s consultation is included in the price of your screen, and we will refer you to a specialist service if necessary. Do not worry; we are here to help you.

How do I book?

You should wait at least 28 days after any incident you are concerned about before taking this test. If you test before this time, your results may not carry the same level of accuracy. To arrange your appointment with Better2Know today, click Book Now or call our Patient Services team on the number above.