- HIV TEST
- STIs TEST
Hassle Free Clinic is a community-based clinic providing medical and counselling services in all areas of sexual health. It is the largest anonymous HIV test site in Canada, and is one of the country’s busiest sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinics. The clinic strives to maintain an informal atmosphere, delivering services in a timely, non-bureaucratic manner. A fundamental principle of service delivery is a non-judgmental, supportive attitude to the treatment of sexual health concerns.
The HIV antibody test tells whether or not you have been infected by HIV (the Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Antibodies are produced by your immune system to help fight infections. The HIV test checks for these antibodies, not for the virus.
Antibody tests are faster, more accurate and cheaper to perform than viral tests. HIV antibodies will appear in a blood test within three months after you were infected.
You can have an anonymous HIV test at Hassle Free Clinic in two ways: Rapid on-site testing or MOH Lab testing.
– Rapid on-site testing
We take a drop of blood by pricking your finger. We test it at the clinic while you wait. You get your result in a few minutes.
– MOH Lab Testing
We take a sample of blood from your vein and send it to an Ontario Ministry of Health laboratory. We get the result back from the lab one to two weeks later. You must return to the clinic to get your result.