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  • HIV Point of Care (Rapid) test

    Point of Care (POC) HIV tests are also known as “rapid” tests and are used to screen for HIV antibodies. POC tests can be performed in clinics or other health care settings and results are available within minutes.

  • HIV self-testing

    On November 2, 2020 Health Canada approved the INSTI® HIV Self-Test for use and sale in Canada. HIV self-testing provides results within a few minutes, and it allows people to test where they are most comfortable, without the assistance of a healthcare provider.

  • HIV seroconversion illness

    HIV seroconversion is the name given to a group of symptoms that can happen when someone first gets HIV.

  • HIV viral load

    Viral load is a test that measures how much HIV is present in a drop of blood. After being diagnosed with HIV, viral load testing is regularly done to monitor the level of virus in the body.

  • HIV window periods

    The HIV window period is the time between getting HIV and when HIV will show up on a test. Understanding the window periods for HIV testing is important because it helps you know when you should test to get the most accurate results.

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can occur in the penis or external genitals, vagina or internal genitals, anus, and throat. There are over 40 different types of HPV that can cause infections in these areas.

  • Lesbian and bisexual women's resources

    Sexual health is important for everyone, no matter what your age, gender, or sexual orientation. If you identify as a lesbian or bisexual woman, there are a few resources that you may be interested in.

  • Living with an STI

    Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) caused by viruses can be treated and managed with medication, but medication does not clear them from your body. These viruses include HIV, herpes, HPV, and hepatitis B.

  • Lubricants

    Lubricants (lube) can increase pleasure and lower the chance that a condom will break with penetrative sex. Lube helps condoms move easily on skin, making sex safer and more pleasurable.

  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)

    Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a strain of chlamydia bacteria. Infections usually occur in the lymphatic system in the genital area. The bacteria can also be found in body fluids such as semen, pre-ejaculate, vaginal fluids, and anal fluids.