The reporting regulation under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) has changed: the names and contact information of people who test positive for HIV at anonymous testing clinics may not necessarily be reported to Public Health authorities in Ontario.
People who have their initial HIV test at an anonymous testing clinic may be able to use their positive anonymous HIV test code to have anonymous HIV viral load tests that are not reported to Public Health.
It is complicated. For more information, please see our:
- HIV testing and reporting in Ontario page of our website: www.halco.org/areas-of-law/health/hiv-testing
- Changes in HIV Testing and Reporting in Ontario information sheet: www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/HALCO_HIV-testing-changes_InfoSheet-2016June.pdf
- Important Change to HIV Testing and Reporting in Ontario poster: www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/HALCO_HIV-testing-changes-Poster-2016June.pdf
HALCO provides free legal services for people living with HIV in Ontario. If you are living with HIV in Ontario, please Contact Us for free legal information and advice.