We’ve come a long way, however, we still have work to do, with increased testing, treatment, care & support, together we can STOP HIV/AIDS.

—Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

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HIV is most easily transmitted during the first couple of months after infection. It’s also much easier to pass on to partners. If you’re sexually active, make STI and HIV testing a routine part of your health care. Learn more about early HIV infection here.

Knowing your HIV status is hot. When diagnosed early, modern treatment can significantly decrease the amount of virus in the blood and sexual fluids, thereby stopping the transmission of HIV by 96 per cent and improving health outcomes. The life expectancy of treated HIV-positive individuals now approaches that of general population.

If you do not feel comfortable visiting a local clinic, asking your doctor for an HIV test or asking about any issues surrounding gay men’s health, health outreach nurses are also available across the Interior Health region to provide discreet, confidential, and non-judgmental HIV testing. Call 1-866-778-7736 to arrange a test today.