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In Ontario, HIV testing is ARCCH

Ontario’s testing guidelines specify that all HIV testing services are:

  • Adapted – Each testing interaction responds to the needs of the client and is shaped around their concerns and questions
  • Respectful – Each testing interaction engages with clients with respect and honesty, exploring issues of risk in non-judgement and non-stigmatizing ways
  • Consenting – People who test for HIV must chose to take the test and have consider the consequences a reactive test could have in their lives
  • Confidential – People who test for HIV are confident that their privacy will be respected
  • High Quality – People who test for HIV are accessing a continuum of high-quality services including accurate HIV testing, but also referral to other needed prevention and care services