Screening tests detect the presence of anti-HIV antibodies in your body to determine if you are an HIV carrier. It is strongly recommended that you be tested by a health care provider three months after your last unprotected sexual encounter, or after you have used contaminated syringes or needles.
Being tested for HIV and STBBI is essential for good sexual health.
You should be tested every six months or every year, depending on the number of partners you have during that time period. You are advised to get tested after a high-risk sexual encounter.
You can be tested (anonymously, if you choose) at a CLSC, a medical clinic, a doctor’s office or any other health-care establishment.