HIV is a blood test and is always confidential and free. Public Health of Agency of Canada guidelines states a waiting period of 15-20 days - and with no potential re-exposure - to get an accurate HIV test result. This is for the 4th generation tests that are currently used by Alberta Health Services.  It takes up to 10 days to produce your blood work result. There is limited availability in Edmonton for POC/Rapid Testing at this time. 


HIV Edmonton in good faith provides information resources to help people living with HIV and AIDS who wish to manage their own health care in partnership with their care providers.  Information accessed through or published or provided by HIV Edmonton, however, is not to be considered medical advice. We do not recommend or advocate particular treatments and we urge users to consult as broad a range of sources as possible. We strongly urge users to consult with a qualified medical practitioner prior to undertaking any decision, use or action of a medical nature.