Sexual Health Services
Get an express HIV test
Easy access to express HIV testing. Come in. Get tested. No judgement.
What is express HIV testing?
Express HIV testing is available at HQ. HIV testing is conducted through blood draws by an on-site staff member. HQ service users can begin the process of a blood draw online, but walk-ins are encouraged!
Interested users can begin the process by walking up to an available kiosk, entering their information and responding to the prompts on the screen before walking over to on-site staff for a blood draw. No need for an appointment with a provider and your results become available within hours and will be sent to you via email.
HQ uses a status-neutral approach to care, meaning that all service users will be linked to appropriate care and services regardless of their HIV testing results. Service users may be connected to HIV treatment and care services, or may be invited to learn more about HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) or PEP.
Do I need an HIV test?
HIV risk assessment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) assessment are available for service users at HQ. If you are sexually active, it is recommended that you get tested for HIV at least once a year (annually). Routine testing, such as getting tested every three months, is a great way to know your HIV status.
HQ opens in Fall, 2021. What if I need an HIV test right now?
HQ is partnered with GetaKit, a new project that’s mailing out bioLytical’s INSTI HIV Self-test kits, the only HIV self-test currently approved for use in Canada. GetaKit self-testing kits are available for eligible people in Ottawa, Durham, Simcoe Muskoka, and Toronto.
HIV testing and other sexual health services are also offered at the Hassle Free Clinic, located at 66 Gerrard St E, suite 200, Toronto.Call Hassle Free Clinic at 416-922-0566 during the Men & Trans Clinic hours to book an appointment for an HIV rapid test.