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Confidential Sexual Health Testing in Cairns

Better2Know has private sexual health testing facilities across the city of Cairns. Our confidential service offers fast and accurate testing for a range of STIs and STDs, including HIV.

What is the difference between an STD and an STI?

An STD is a Sexually Transmitted Disease, and STI is a Sexually Transmitted Infection. The two terms cover the same infections and diseases, STI is the newer term used by doctors to encourage testing.

At your discreet STD testing appointment in Cairns, you will be seen by a qualified phlebotomist. They will collect your samples and send them to our accredited laboratory to be analysed. Depending on which test or screen you select, your results may be returned as early as one working day after your sample arrives at our laboratory. Results are reported securely online, and we will contact you personally as soon as they are all ready. We have private collection centres across Cairns, including the suburbs of Manoora, Smithfield, Edmonton, and Kewarra Beach.

Please see the map below to locate your nearest testing facility in the city.

STI and HIV testing in Cairns

Positive STI diagnoses have continued to increase in Queensland and cities like Cairns, during the last few years. In 2013, there were 541 STIs reported amongst Queenslanders over the age of 50, in 2017 that figure had almost doubled (1,078). Whilst the rate of sexual infection has steadily declined in under-20s, there were still over 6,000 cases for that age group in the state last year.

Better2Know is Australia’s leading provider of private STI testing services. Our conveniently located sample collection centres in Cairns offer comprehensive testing for a variety of harmful infections. These include:

  • HIV
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes I/II
  • HPV
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Mycoplasma
  • Ureaplasma
  • Trichomonas

Each of these STIs can be tested for individually or as part of a combination of tests, known as a screen. Our screens have been specially put together by a panel of sexual health experts and are designed to meet your personal requirements. If you would like a doctor’s consultation, either before or after your test, Better2Know can make the appropriate arrangements for you. Better2Know’s tests and services in Cairns are available to local residents, visitors and expatriates alike.

Cairns 24 hour sexual health hotline

To make an appointment, call our friendly booking team today on the telephone number at the top of the page. Our experienced and discreet Patient Services team will be happy to take your call and answer any further questions you may have. Alternatively, you can make a booking online by selecting the Book Now button above.