STI testing clinic?

Originally Posted: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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Can you please tell me where I can get anonymous STI/HIV testing in Coquitlam? If not, where's the closest clinic to Coquitlam?
 
Thanks
Answer: 

Hi There,

HIV testing is free throughout Canada. If you go to a clinic which requires a care card or proof of medical coverage then the test will not be anonymous. That said, you can request a 'non-nominal' test. This means that a number is given to a blood sample instead of your information. Your anonymity and confidentiality are protected if the results were to come back positive and be reported to the Medical Health Officer (namely for public health/statistics Canada infection demographic purposes). This option is available to everyone in Canada wishing to test for HIV.

That being said,  there aren't any anonymous testing clinics in Coquitlam, but there are in downtown Vancouver:
St. Paul's Hopsital
1081 Burrard St. 604 561 4896      M-F 8:30am-4:00pm

Bute St. Clinic
1170 Bute St.    604 707 2796         M-F 11am-6:30pm

To access a list of testing sites for Vancouver, check out our website: http://www.aidsvancouver.org/get-informed/testing.

In Health,
Sasha
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
E-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.org
Phone (Mon-Fri 9-4pm): (604) 696-4666
Web: www.aidsvancouver.org/helpline
 

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