STI TESTING / TREATMENT
SAFER SIX offers tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Where possible, we’ll treat you at your first visit. However, not all infections can be diagnosed immediately – sometimes samples need to be sent off to laboratories and if we find any infection, we’ll contact you immediately to ask you to follow-up for treatment.
- HIV TESTING (Rapid testing available - see below)
- BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS
- MOLLOSCUM CONTAGIOSUM
- GENITAL WARTS
- HERPES DIAGNOSIS
- HEPATITIS TESTING
- OTHER URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
HIV Rapid Testing ($25)
We are now offering rapid HIV testing with results in under 1 minute. Since we are NOT a funded government clinic, we are unable to offer these free of charge, so there will be a $25 fee to have the test, if desired. If you wish to book an appointment ONLY for Rapid HIV Testing, please book a "Rapid HIV Testing" appointment; if you wish to have testing for other infections as well, please choose "Routine STI Testing" appointment.
With more than 99% sensitivity and 99% specificity for IgM and IgG antibodies, we use Health Canada approved INSTI HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody Tests, which use a finger prick of blood and you will have results ready in 1 minute.
Pap Smear Testing
We are now offering Pap Smear test appointments at Safer Six!
A Pap test is a simple screening test for that can detect cell changes in the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer before you feel any symptoms.
Currently, the Ontario Cervical Screening Program recommends that individuals that are or have been sexually active have a Pap test every 3 years starting at age 25.
Eligible people need to get cervical screening even if they:
feel healthy and have no symptoms
are no longer sexually active
have only had 1 sexual partner
are in a same-sex relationship
have been through menopause
have no family history of cervical cancer
have received the HPV vaccine