Sexual Health Testing in Sydney
Better2Know provides confidential STI and HIV testing services at private clinics and phlebotomy points across the city of Sydney. We are international experts in sexual health, and our comprehensive range of services includes testing for harmful infections such as HIV, Hepatitis, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Herpes.
STI and an STD: What is the difference?
An STI is a Sexually Transmitted Infection, and STD is a Sexually Transmitted Disease. Given the choice between an infection and a disease (after neither) most people choose an infection. This better describes how what we at Better2Know test you for and how it is treated. So STI is the more contemporary term used in clinics.
At your appointment in Sydney, your samples will be taken by a qualified clinician, or phlebotomist. Once collected, your samples will be sent for analysis at our fully certified, Australian laboratory. Results should be ready within five working days of your sample’s arrival at the laboratory, though tests for infections such as HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B, as well as many of the STI screens we offer, will return your results even sooner. Results are reported to the secure patient login area of our website, which you can access at any time. A member of Better2Know’s sexual health advisory team will also contact you once all your results are ready unless you would prefer to contact us yourself. If any of your tests are positive, Better2Know will arrange for you to speak with a doctor who will get you a prescription for any medications you need or provide you with a referal to an appropriate specialist service.
Please see the map below to locate your nearest testing facility in Sydney.
Our clinics in and around Sydney:
STI and HIV Testing in Sydney
Better2Know’s private STI clinics and sample collection centres in Sydney are staffed by welcoming, skilled clinicians and phlebotomists. Our facilities in locations such as Bondi, Coogee, Haymarket, Newtown and Woolloomooloo can provide same or next day testing, six days a week, throughout the city.
All the STI tests and screens we offer in Australia are designed and reviewed by a panel of medical specialists to ensure you get tested for the right infections and receive the peace of mind you need. Better2Know also tests for a wide range of other sexually transmitted infections including Mycoplasma, Trichomonas and others, so just take a look at the various tests and screens we offer or speak with one of our highly trained sexual health advisors to learn more about all the tests we offer and to get help choosing the right tests for your circumstances.
In recent years, STIs such as Gonorrhoea and Syphilis have experienced a state-wide increase in positive cases. Syphilis infections, for example, rose 5% between 2015 and 2016, while Gonorrhoea rates increased a staggering 27% in the same period. At Better2Know, we understand that getting an STI test can be a difficult decision. That is why we aim to make your experience with us as pleasant and stress-free as possible. If you are worried about your sexual health, or have concerns about a particular STI, we can help with swift, efficient testing and pathology in Sydney and the rest of New South Wales.
To arrange your confidential appointment online, please select the Book Now button on this page and follow the instructions. Alternatively, if you would like to make your booking over the phone, call our friendly Patient Services team today on the number displayed above.