Island Sexual Health Society Be informed, not surprised

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Make an appointment to get tested for sexually transmitted infections, or to learn about sex safety.

Confidential STI/STD tests in Victoria BC

Anyone who has sexual contact is at risk for catching a sexually transmitted infection (STI, also called STD).

Call us to take advantage of our sexual health services. We offer:

  • Confidential STI tests in Victoria, BC
  • Infection treatment and support
  • Everything you need to know about protecting yourself
  • Condoms and other supplies for safer sex

More about STI tests

When to get STI tests

We recommend that everyone get tested for sexually transmitted infections:

  • whenever you have a new partner (we encourage both partners to come in for testing)
  • with your annual check up unless you prefer to decline based on low risk (i.e. in a long-term relationship that you are certain is mutually exclusive)
  • if ever you have symptoms such as sores, abnormal discharge, mid-cycle bleeding or discomfort. Remember that many infections do not produce symptoms.

Make an appointment to get tested.

What happens when I get tested?

All our testing services are confidential. We offer non-nominal (no name required) tests for HIV.

For females, complete STI testing includes:

  • vaginal swabs for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis (urine tests can also be done for chlamydia and gonorrhea)
  • blood sample for hepatitis, syphilis, and HIV
  • swabs of any active sores

For males, complete STI testing includes:

  • urine sample for chlamydia and gonorrhea ( Urethral swabs are no longer necessary)
  • blood sample for hepatitis, syphilis, and HIV
  • swabs of any active sores or discharge

Learn about different STIs

Non-STI infections

We also provide testing and treatment for these common infections.