HIV and Hepatitis C Testing
30% of people living with HIV don't know they have it. Getting tested regularly for HIV is the best way to be sure of your status to protect yourself and your partners.
Getting tested for HIV relieves feelings of uncertainty and gives you a chance to learn about HIV and sexual risk reduction from a trained counselor. If you test positive, getting tested is the first step in taking control so you can keep yourself healthy.
It is estimated that 250,000 people in Canada are living with Hepatitis C (Hep C or HCV) and 3,200 - 5,000 individuals are newly infected with HCV each year.
You should consider getting tested for Hepatitis C if you have been exposed to someone else’s blood who has the Hep C virus, participated in high risk activities, experienced symptoms consistent with liver disease, or had a blood transfusion.
In London at the office of Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, you can get HIV and Hepatitis C point-of-care (POC) testing done. Here are the following times:
HIV POC testing hosted by LIHC:
- Mon 1:00 – 4:00pm HIV POC
- Tues 1:30 – 3:30pm HIV/HCV POC
HIV POC testing hosted by MLHU:
- last Wed of each month 1:00 – 3:00pm HIV POC
Hep C POC testing hosted by LIHC:
- every other Fri 1:30 – 3:30pm
Testing is drop in style, no appointment needed!