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Free rapid HIV testing - SGW!

Regular sexually transmitted infection testing is an important part of taking care of your health

Date & time

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Other dates

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Cost

free

Organization

CSU and Health Services

Contact

Health Services

Where

Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve W. Room 7th floor, CSU office

Wheelchair accessible

Yes

In an ongoing effort to make STI testing more accessible and convenient, Concordia Health Services and the Concordia Student Union are offering a Rapid-HIV pop-up testing event!

Come by the Concordia Student Union (CSU) H-711 on Wednesday, February 12, from 12-4.

Testing is confidential and the whole process takes 20 minutes.

Here’s how it works:

  • Fill out a health questionnaire
  • Meet with a nurse from Health Services to review the form and ask any questions you might have
  • The nurse will prick your finger with a small needle to collect a few drops of blood
  • Get your results in about a minute
  • Have a post-test discussion with the nurse


Why get tested?

  • HIV does not go away on its own and left untreated can have serious repercussions on your health.
  • HIV is not curable but very, very treatable.
  • Getting diagnosed early makes a BIG difference in how well and how long you will live with the illness. If you do test positive, starting treatment quickly will allow you to live a long and healthy life.
  • You may be passing on HIV to others without knowing

STI testing, including HIV testing, is recommended every six to twelve months for anyone who is sexual active, and should be incorporated into your regular health routine. Think of it as a regular check-up at the dentist or optometrist.

For more information about HIV, check out CATIE's HIV Basics website.


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