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, the last Tuesday of the month from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Halton Health Department
(Acton, Milton, Georgetown, Burlington & Oakville)
Hamilton, City of Hamilton Public Health
519-753-4937 ext. 471
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
Information on HIV Testing
AIDS & SEXUAL HEALTH HOTLINE