SH Services

HQ has a new vision for STBBI and HIV testing in Toronto

Connect with services online or walk-in and register at an automated kiosk in HQ’s reception area. Follow the prompts on the kiosk screen and pick up supplies before heading to the first available testing room where you can collect your own swab (rectal, throat) and urine samples. Gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia testing will all be available. During your visit, you can share any mental health or other health challenges or access on-site counseling.


How to get a Test

Testing at HQ is confidential, convenient, and swift. With our express HIV and STBBI testing system, you can receive results within hours. HIV tests involve a blood draw, with results typically available the same or next day. STBBI testing includes self-collected swabs and urine tests. Healthcare providers are on hand for in-person assessments if you have symptoms. No appointment necessary—just walk in to get tested at HQ.

How often should I get tested?

 It is a good idea to get tested for STBBIs at least once a year. Scheduling routine STBBI testing is a great way to take care of your sexual health. If you have multiple sexual partners, it is a good idea to get tested every three to six months, or before each new sexual partner. Your testing routine will depend on your sexual activity.


Walk In

HQ welcomes cis guys, transgender individuals, non-binary folks, and two-spirit individuals in Toronto at their convenience. Walk-in express testing hours are Monday-Thursday from 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM and Fridays from 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Get tested and receive your results promptly, without any questions or judgment.

Getting Treatment

If you test positive for an STBBI, early treatment is crucial for better health outcomes and reducing transmission risk. Many STBBIs can be quickly cured with antibiotics. Upon a positive result, you'll be asked to return to HQ to discuss treatment options with a provider. Results are available the same day as testing. If you have symptoms, a healthcare provider will assess you in person and may offer same-day treatment if necessary.

Sexual Transmitted Blood Borne Infections (STBBI)



Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection that can infect the urethra, cervix, rectum, throat, and eyes

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Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection that can infect the "wet" linings of the body, including genitalia such as cervix, uterus, and urethra, as well as the mouth, throat, anus, and rectum

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Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection, which spreads when a person comes into contact with syphilis lesions or sores, Syphilis can cause lesions or sores on the genitals, and on the inside  of the rectum and mouth.