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HIV and Hepatitis C Testing

30% of people living with HIV don't know they have it. Getting tested regularly for HIV is the best way to be sure of your status to protect yourself and your partners.

Getting tested for HIV relieves feelings of uncertainty and gives you a chance to learn about HIV and sexual risk reduction from a trained counselor. If you test positive, getting tested is the first step in taking control so you can keep yourself healthy.

It is estimated that 250,000 people in Canada are living with Hepatitis C (Hep C or HCV) and 3,200 - 5,000 individuals are newly infected with HCV each year.  

You should consider getting tested for Hepatitis C if you have been exposed to someone else’s blood who has the Hep C virus, participated in high risk activities, experienced symptoms consistent with liver disease, or had a blood transfusion.

Where to Get Tested

Here at RHAC, we conduct HIV testing Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday  from 1:00-4:00 PM.

We conduct Hep C point-of-care testing on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00-4:00 PM.

Testing is drop in style, no appointment needed! Testing times are also on our Events Calendar.

For more information about what to expect when getting tested for HIV or Hepatitis C, visit our What to Expect and HIV Testing FAQs or Hep C Testing FAQs pages.