A free HIV screening offer without a prescription is available in this country in all medical analysis laboratories. Do not hesitate any longer and take the test! Zero new HIV infections from 2030, this is the goal that Canada has set for itself.
Where to take a HIV test?
Given the current health context and the role of biological laboratories in screening for covid-19, doctors advise you to give preference as much as possible to laboratories which do not perform covid tests or which do so only by appointment. If possible, call your local laboratory to find out how many people there are before traveling.
What Is HIV Test?
HIV Test is an offer for HIV screening free of charge and without a prescription in all laboratories in this country, on request and without an appointment. You can request a HIV Test in all medical analysis laboratories in this country, until December 31, 2020.
The test carried out by your biologist is a classic test on a perfectly reliable blood sample. Your insurance card or a social security number (including the beneficiaries of the medical assistance of the State (MEAs) will be required. The test is supported 100% by health insurance. You have nothing to pay or advance to the laboratory if you do not have health cover or if you want to take the test anonymously, specify it: a solution will be offered.
Take the HIV test!
HIV is the virus responsible for AIDS. It is spread through blood and sex. The only way to know if you are infected with home std test. It is therefore strongly recommended if you have never done so. Some events are good opportunities to take the test:
- Start or stop a romantic relationship
- Decide not to use a condom anymore
- Returning from a trip during which you had casual relationships
- Have the project to conceive a child
- Think you have been exposed to the virus
- Have an STI (sexually transmitted infection)
- Have flu-like symptoms outside of flu epidemics
It may be necessary to repeat the test regularly:
- At least once a year if you have casual partners
- Every three months if you don’t consistently use condoms with your casual partners
- Every three months if you are male and have sex with other men
If Your Test Is Negative
A negative test means that you are not infected with HIV if your last unprotected sex was more than six weeks old. If not, repeat the test in a month and a half to check the result.
If your last unprotected sex was less than 48 hours ago, go to the emergency room of a hospital where emergency preventive treatment can be considered. If you have casual sex partners, get tested regularly. To think about it, you can create an alert on jemedepiste.com or schedule a reminder on your phone.
Choosing your protection against HIV
Condoms provide effective protection against HIV and sexually transmitted infections. They are also a good method of contraception and can be reimbursed with a prescription. PrEP is a drug that protects against HIV. It can be prescribed to HIV negative people depending on their level of exposure.