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Anonymous HIV testing now available
Aug 20, 2013
In British Columbia, all HIV testing is confidential.
You can test for HIV using your full name, or choose to test at a clinic or site where you can use your initials or a version of your name. For most people, these HIV testing options work well, but some people need even more confidentiality when they test.
Recognizing this need, an anonymous HIV testing pilot program has recently been launched in BC.
Testing for HIV anonymously means that you are given a numbered testing code that only you know. You are not asked for your phone number, email or address. You have to provide your code to get your result and if you lose the code, you will need to test again.
If the test is negative or positive, your healthcare provider will not be contacting you because they don't have your email, address or phone number. It is your responsibility to return or call for your result.
Anonymous HIV testing is available at several clinics in Vancouver. To find a location in New Westminster call 604-777-6709, in North Surrey call 604-587-7902, and in Abbotsford call 604-864-3437. Other sites around the province will be joining the pilot program in the coming months. You can use our Clinic Finder to locate new sites as they join the program.