STI/HIV Testing

Our Health Centres in the Lower Mainland provide GBQ men and gender diverse people with:

  • HIV and STI Testing
  • Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) immunizations for those eligible
  • HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for those eligible
  • Referral for HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for those eligible
  • Genital Wart Treatment (some locations)
  • Counselling (some locations; virtual counselling available throughout BC)
  • Consultation with nurses
  • Anonymous harm reduction supply order and pick up

Looking for services outside of the Lower Mainland?


HIM offers sexual health services tailored to the sexual health needs of gay, bisexual, queer men, and gender diverse people.

STI and HIV testing is free. You do not need MSP or medical insurance.

Find similar sexual health services across BC here.

HIM offers two types of appointments:

1. Just Testing (formerly known as Express Testing) 

Get all your regular STI testing in 15 minutes. If you need more than just testing, see Testing & More appointments below. This is not for PrEP clients to get regular bloodwork- visit LifeLabs instead.

Who is it for?

These 15-minute appointments are ideal for routine testers who want to know their status for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Hepatitis A, B and C.

This option is right for you if

  • Have not been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours (if this is you, please do a walk-in or go to an ER near you)
  • Do not have symptoms of an STI
  • Do not want to start PrEP at their appointment
  • Do not need to talk to a nurse or receive sexual health counselling

Where and how can I get an appointment?

  • HIM Health Centre on Davie Street
    • Make an appointment here.


2. Testing & More

Our nurses work with you if you need more than STI/HIV testing.

Who is it for?

These 30-minute appointments are ideal for community members who need more than routine HIV/STI testing. This option is right for you, if you:

  • Have symptoms that may be a STI*
  • Have been told you are a contact to a STI
  • Are interested in PrEP
  • Want to talk to a nurse about sexual health or vaccines

* Liquid nitrogen treatment for genital warts is available Tues & Thurs at Davie St and every day at Commercial Dr.

Where and how can I get an appointment?

  • HIM Health Centre on Davie Street
      • Do a walk-In or book an appointment online here
  • HIM Health Centre on Commercial Drive
      • Make an online appointment here
  • HIM PLUS! Pop-up locations in BC Interior
      • Call 236-688-4153 to book a confidential appointment
  • HIM PLUS! Pop-up locations in BC North
      • Call 250-981-7065 to book a confidential appointment

For more general information about testing (beyond services offered at HIM Health Centres) and other testing options, please click here.


There is a new tool available for you to do testing in the safety of your own home or at the place that feels safe for you.


If you’re having a tough time or struggling with your mental health, our professional counsellors are here to provide support. To book a counselling appointment, please call 604-488-1001, or [email protected] for more information.

If you have questions, check out our online mental health resource.


PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is an option to prevent HIV after you may have come into contact with HIV during sex. It involves taking HIV medications for a month to stop HIV from taking hold in your body. PEP is most effective when started as soon as possible after coming into contact with HIV, and must be started within 72 hours. When taken correctly, PEP is highly effective at preventing HIV transmission. The HIM Health Centres on Davie St. and Commercial Drive have PEP available. Learn more about PEP, and where to get it by clicking the button below.

For more information about PEP, please click here.


Hepatitis A and B vaccinations are FREE. Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, is available for free if you’re under 27, have sex with men, are street-involved, or HIV positive. If you’re not eligible for a free HPV vaccine, you can purchase it from most pharmacies and travel clinics. Some health insurance plans cover the costs, so check your insurance policy first.

Vaccines are available at HIM on Davie and HIM on the Drive with a walk-in time slot. You can also book an appointment but only at HIM on the Drive. Click here for more.


To make access to harm reduction supplies free and easy, supplies are available by anonymous pick-up at the Davie St Health Centre and by mail order. Please fill out the order form.

HIM honours the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the territories of many nations on the west coast of Turtle Island, on whose unceded and stolen land we live and work. As uninvited inhabitants, we acknowledge that this space is and always will be Indigenous land.

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