Knowing your HIV status is an important part of a healthy sex life and a good relationship. At present one in four people who are HIV positive don’t know it. Today living with HIV is different. HIV is treatable, and while it is a chronic infection with no cure, medications are available that can assist you to live a healthy and productive life.
Interior Health offers many services to reduce HIV transmission through expanded awareness, testing, prevention and treatment.
Health Outreach Team
Services provided by the Health Outreach Team nurses include HIV/HCV/HBV testing, partner notification, referrals, counselling, medication adherence support, and HIV education for individuals and groups. The team is available to provide service to all Interior Health communities.
Services are confidential, free and non-judgemental. We can come to you or you can come to us. Call a health outreach nurse toll free at 1-866-778-7736, Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm.
Routine HIV testing
HIV testing has shifted from risk-based to routine for any adult who has not had a test in the past year. HIV tests will be routinely offered both in hospital and physician office settings in conjunction with other routine blood draws or medical screening.
HIV test is free, easy and available wherever you access healthcare.
Access to care options
If you are living with HIV and need to find a care provider, call a health outreach nurse toll free at 1-866-778-7736 (Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm) or complete the self-referral form and fax to the number indicated at the top of the form.