In anonymous testing, the name or identity of the person being tested is not requested, recorded or reported. The test is ordered using a code known only to the person being tested.
Point of care testing is done by pricking your finger and testing your blood while you wait. If you test negative – that is, the point of care test says you are not infected – you receive your results immediately. If you test reactive – that is, the result of the point of care test is not certain – the clinic will take a blood sample and send it to the public health laboratory for standard testing. It can take up to two weeks to get the final results, and you will have to return to the clinic to get your results.
Standard HIV testing is done by taking a blood sample and sending it to the public health laboratory. It can take up to two weeks to get the results, and you have to return to your healthcare provider or clinic to receive the results.
The AIDS Network
Note: HIV testing clinics at The AIDS Network are currently not available due to COVID-19
(140 King St E. Unit 101 – Lower Level)
Anonymous Point of Care HIV testing, the last Wednesday of the month from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Men4Men Clinic, the second Tuesday of the month from 5:00pm – 8:00pm (find out more)
Hamilton Public Health Services
Sexual Health Clinics
Brant County Health Unit
Halton Health Department
(Acton, Milton, Georgetown, Burlington & Oakville)
Haldimand & Norfolk
HIV and STI testing is offered through regional Family Health Teams in Haldimand & Norfolk