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HIV anonymous testing

Anonymous HIV testing is a way to test for HIV where your name and contact information (for example, your address, phone number and email) are not collected or recorded. You are given a numbered testing code that only you know and that you must provide to get your result.

What is anonymous HIV testing?

In British Columbia, there are a number of ways that you can get an HIV test.  With anonymous HIV testing your name is not attached to your result and your contact information is never collected. You are given a number code to use instead of your name.  When your HIV test result is ready, the clinic will not be able to contact you and so it is your responsibility to call or return to the clinic to get your result.  If you test anonymously and your result is positive, you still have the option of receiving confidential support from public health nurses. If you decide to get treatment for HIV, you will need to retest using your real name.

Where is anonymous HIV testing available in BC?

Use our clinic finder to find out which clinics and other locations offer anonymous HIV testing in BC. When making an appointment at any of these clinics, you do not have to give your real name, but you may be asked to provide a name to hold the appointment time.

 

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