HIV Testing

Learn your status and get support

The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested.

AVI offers HIV and other STI testing clinics on Vancouver Island:

Generally, any doctor’s office, clinic or hospital in Canada should be able to test you for HIV. Some clinics may take your blood right there, while others may send you to a blood lab site where there are lots of people getting all sorts of blood tests for different things.

In British Columbia, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has also implemented an innovative pilot program that lets patients sign up online to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections

The BCCDC also has a page on their website where you can find locations near you that offer in-person STI testing

For more information on accessing HIV testing:

  • In Victoria: contact our Prism Wellness staff at
  • In Nanaimo: contact our Nanaimo office