HIV Testing

Anonymous HIV Testing

In anonymous testing, the name or identity of the person being tested is not requested, recorded or reported. The test is ordered using a code known only to the person being tested.

Point of Care HIV Testing or Rapid Testing

Point of care testing is done by pricking your finger and testing your blood while you wait. If you test negative - that is, the point of care test says you are not infected - you receive your results immediately. If you test reactive - that is, the result of the point of care test is not certain - the clinic will take a blood sample and send it to the public health laboratory for standard testing. It can take up to two weeks to get the final results, and you will have to return to the clinic to get your results.

Standard HIV Testing

Standard HIV testing is done by taking a blood sample and sending it to the public health laboratory. It can take up to two weeks to get the results, and you have to return to your healthcare provider or clinic to receive the results.

HIV Testing Sites in Our Region

click here to find out about men's sexual health clinics in our regions such as 'Testing at the Tubs' bathhouse clinics 

The AIDS Network 

(140 King St E. Unit 101 - Lower Level)

Anonymous Point of Care HIV testing.

  • Tuesday December 20th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday January 31st from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday February 28th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday March 28th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday April 25th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm 
  • Tuesday May 30th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Halton

Halton Health Department
(Acton, Milton, Georgetown, Burlington & Oakville)
905-825-6065
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Hamilton

Hamilton, City of Hamilton Public Health
905-528-5894
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Brant

519-753-4937 ext. 471
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Haldimand-Norfolk

Simcoe Health Unit: 519-426-6170
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit - Caledonia: 905-318-5367
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit - Langton: 519-875-4485
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit - Dunnville: 905-318-6623
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Information on HIV Testing

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AIDS & SEXUAL HEALTH HOTLINE

1-800-668-2437