Sexual Health Testing in Launceston
Better2Know offers private STI tests and screens in the city of Launceston. Our clinics and phlebotomy points provide fast and accurate testing for a full range of sexually transmitted infections. These include HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Herpes, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C and many others.
What is the difference between an STI and an STD?
An STI is a Sexually Transmitted Infection, and STD is a Sexually Transmitted Disease. The two acronyms mean the same thing. Research showed that people would rather have an infection than a disease so STI is becoming the current word
At your confidential appointment in Launceston, you will be seen by a qualified phlebotomist who will collect your relevant blood, swab or urine samples. All samples are analysed in a fully certified, Australian laboratory, with results reported between one and five working days from receipt of sample. Better2Know’s expert Patient Services team will contact you as soon as your results are ready unless instructed otherwise. In the meantime, you can access them securely via the patient area of our website.
With sexual health facilities in Mowbray, Newstead and Invermay, Better2Know provides you with a discreet and efficient STI testing throughout Tasmania’s second city, and our Launceston sample collection centres are shown in blue on the map below.
STI and HIV Tests in Launceston
When it comes to combatting harmful infections like HIV, early detection and intervention are the most important factors. Despite this, Tasmania has one of the lowest HIV testing rates in the country, particularly amongst gay men and men who have sex with men. At Better2Know, we aim to reverse this concerning trend. At our private STI testing facility in Launceston, you can get tested for HIV as early as ten days after potential exposure as part of our Early Detection Screen. HIV testing is available individually and is also included in many of our other screening options.
To arrange your appointment in Launceston, contact us today on the telephone number at the top of the page. Better2Know’s sexual health advisory team will answer your questions and organise your test. Our lines are open 24/7 for your convenience. You can also book online at any time by selecting the Book Now button above.