Better2Know STI testing for Women

Many STIs do not have any symptoms to start with in Women. They vary by infection and can include (but are not limited to) unusual pain during sex or urination, unusual discharge, irritations, feeling run down or flu-like symptoms.

Better2Know are international experts in sexual health. Whatever your circumstances, we will have the right test or screen for you. Our experienced team of medical experts have put together a selection of STI screens (collections of tests) to meet your personal requirements.

With clinics and testing centres across Australia, we will have a private clinic near you. To find your nearest testing location in Australia, click the ‘Find Clinics’ tab at the top of this page.


HIV (AIDS) Symptoms in Women

Many women who contract HIV will experience flu-like symptoms during the first few weeks of their infection. These can include fever, sore throat, body rash, and joint or muscle pain, signalling that the immune system has recognised a problem and is resisting a new infection. Of course, these symptoms regularly occur in people who do not have HIV, so the only way to be absolutely certain of your status is to get yourself tested.

What are the early symptoms for HIV in Women

In the first few weeks following infection the most common symptoms are flu or cold like symptoms including:

  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Feeling tired
  • Fever
  • Joint or Muscle pain

Over time you may start to notice that it takes you longer to recover from infections as your immune system takes longer to respond.


Sexual Health FAQ's for Women

What are Ureaplasma symptoms in Women?

Most women with Ureaplasma do not have any symptoms. However, the longer the infection goes untreated, the more likely you are to experience symptoms. These can include:

  • Irritation in the genital area
  • Unusual discharge
  • Pain upon urination
  • Pain during sex
  • Redness or inflammation around the site of infecton


How is Chlamydia tested for in women?

Chlamydia testing with Better2Know is quick, painless and stress-free. Our comprehensive Chlamydia test requires a swab or urine sample, and can be taken individually or combined with other STI tests as part of a screen.


What are HPV symptoms in women?

HPV, or the Human Papilloma Virus, is one of Australia’s most common viral STIs. There are over 100 strains of the virus and around 40 of them can be sexually transmitted. Some are particularly high risk for developing cancer, while others are low risk but can be responsible for Genital Warts.

Most people with HPV will not have any symptoms, so the only way to know if you have HPV is to get tested. The low risk HPVs can cause Genital Warts.


Can women get Genital Warts?

Yes, women can get Genital Warts. Warts are often small red or pink growths which measure a few millimetres across though, in extreme circumstances, they can grow up to 10cm wide. They can be flat or bumpy, resembling small raspberries or cauliflowers in appearance.

Genital warts can be treated with cryotherapy, creams and other medications. Some warts may require more than one treatment session.