Want to get tested?
Contact your CLSC
Testing for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) is free and confidential in CLSCs. You can also get information, advice and support related to STBBI.
For more information, contact your CLSC.
In addition, CLSCs, SIDEP (integrated screening and prevention services for HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections) and many medical clinics offer STBBI testing on site.
Why get tested and how?
STBBI tests are done by authorized health and social services professionals to detect STBBI in people who have no symptoms. As a general rule, those tests involve taking blood, genital secretion or urine samples. Some infections, like herpes and condylomas, cannot be detected through testing. These infections are often diagnosed by a doctor, who simply asks questions and looks at the lesions.
You can ask for an STBBI test after having at-risk sexual relations without a condom or after sharing a syringe or any other injection equipment. People in stable coupes who wish to stop using condoms and women who are planning to get pregnant can also ask to be tested.
Where to get information about getting tested for STBBI
If you have questions about STBBI testing, call Info-Santé at 811 to talk to a nurse