Public Health @ Tan Schedule

Anonymous HIV Testing

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 HIV Testing or Rapid Testing

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

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.

Where to Get Tested


The AIDS Network

(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

View Website


Brant County

Brant County Health Unit

View Website



Halton Health Department
(Acton, Milton, Georgetown, Burlington & Oakville)
View Website


Men’s Clinic

Got questions or need more information? Find out more about our Men4Men Clinical Services, or get in touch at men4men@aidsnetwork.ca or 905-528-0854 x 231

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