The Point-of-Care Rapid Test is an extremely fast and reliable test that screens for HIV antibodies in the blood. Within 60 seconds, clinicians can determine from a finger-prick blood sample whether you are HIV reactive or not. The test is much faster than traditional HIV tests, which take approximately two weeks.
The Rapid Point-of-Care HIV Test is as accurate as current lab-based testing in Ontario and takes about 20 minutes including pre-test counseling, administration of the test itself, and post-test counseling. In the case of an HIV-reactive result, a confirmatory test will be performed to confirm an HIV-positive diagnosis.
Anonymous Point of Care Rapid Testing is now available in the Durham Region by appointment or by drop in at these Durham Region Health Department Sexual Health Clinics:
Pickering Clinic - Unit 38 Lower Level, Pickering Town Centre (near Food Court) Tel: 905-420-8781 or 1-800-314-8533
Port Perry Clinic - 181 Perry Street Suite 200, Tel: 905-985-4891 or 1-866-845-1868
Oshawa Clinic – Suite 180, Upper Level, Office Galleria (north end of mall) Tel: 905-433-8901 or 1-800-314-8533
For more information visist the Durham Region Health Department website or call us at 905-576-1445