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HIV Testing Clinics

Region of Waterloo HIV testing clinics in Cambridge and Waterloo are free, confidential and can be visited by appointment or during drop-in hours.

HIV testing clinics are staffed by public health nurses, nurse practitioners and a physician. Services are available to everyone and people working in the sex trade are welcome.

You can also receive confidential STI testing at your family doctor's office or Health Services at your university or college.

HIV testing is also available at ACCKWA (The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area) in Kitchener.

If you've experienced a sexual assault, you have the following options:

  • Call the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region at 519-741-8633
  • Go to the emergency department of either St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, or Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge
  • Call the Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Treatment Centre (located at both St. Mary's and Cambridge Memorial hospitals) at 519-749-6994
  • Call the Police at 911

Facts about HIV testing

  • Anonymous HIV testing is available. If you do not provide your name, you will be given a code number and asked to return the following week for the test results. Another test may be needed. Anonymous HIV testing is 99.6 per cent accurate three months after a risk exposure.
  • Rapid HIV testing is also available. Results can be provided immediately, but another test may be needed. For this test, you must provide a name, date of birth and, if possible, a phone number and address. Rapid HIV testing is 95 per cent accurate 34 days after risk exposure and 99.6 per cent accurate three months after a risk exposure.
  • Both tests require pre and post-test counselling.
  • A blood sample is taken by a finger prick (rapid HIV test) or a standard drawing of blood (anonymous test).
  • A nurse can help you decide which test is right for you and also answer your questions. Both tests are confidential.

HIV testing in pregnancy

For information check the HIV Testing in Pregnancy page.


HIV testing clinic locations & hours

Waterloo

99 Regina Street South
2nd Floor
519-883-2267
Drop In Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
By Appointment:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9 am - 12 pm
Kitchener
ACCKWA
637-641 Unit #203 King Street West (Corner of King St. West and Wellington St. North)
519-570-3687

Drop In Hours:
Thursdays 4 pm - 7 pm

Free parking on site. Enter off Wellington St., second entrance on the left.

Cambridge
150 Main Street
1st Floor (rear of building)
519-883-2267

 

Drop In Hours:
Tuesdays: 1:30 pm - 6 pm
By Appointment:
Tuesdays: 10 am - 12 pm
Wednesdays: 10 am - 4 pm

 


Harm Reduction and Needle Syringe Program

Needle syringe services are available at all public health locations.  For more information and for a map of these locations, please check our Harm Reduction and Needle Syringe Program page.

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