Tell Your Partners to Get Tested

It may be difficult and awkward to do, but notifying sexual partners that they may have picked up an STI is important for everyone’s sexual health. Untreated STIs may result in a number of long-term health complications, and can be passed to other members of our communities.

This tool allows you to anonymously notify your sexual partners that they ought to get tested and offers them resources on where to get tested and to learn more about STIs including HIV.

Step 1: Select the STIs your partner may have picked up or passed on

Step 2: Partner’s information

Please enter your partner's name, email address AND/OR phone numbers below in the required fields. Phone recipients will receive a text-based version of your message.

Email Address: (multiple names and email addresses can be added)

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Phone Number: (multiple names and phone numbers can be added)

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Step 3: Your information

Your email address is required but the recipient will not see it.
We want to ensure that this form remains anonymous, but understand that some users may want to disclose their identity. So, if you wish to inform your sexual partner(s) that you’ve sent this message, we ask you to please reach out to them personally on an alternate platform after submitting this form.

Step 4: Review and Send

Please carefull review your entries to ensure all the information is correct.

IMPORTANT! Once you press send you will be sent an email which requires you to validate your email address to complete the anonymous submission.

Below is an example of the message being sent. Click to enlarge

HIM offers free e-mail and SMS-based partner notifications for community members who have tested positively for HIV or an STI. Please be respectful when sending notifications: they should only be sent to those you’ve had sex with, and may have picked up or passed on an STI or HIV. We take the partner notification system very seriously, and will take action against anyone found to be abusing it.

Privacy disclaimer

Please act responsibly when sending partner notification SMS messages or e-cards. While HIM encourages all who receive an SMS message or e-card to get tested as soon as possible, HIM cannot be held responsible for any action taken as a result of sending or receiving an SMS message or e-card from this website. We do not collect e-mail addresses. We cannot and will not share, forward or sell your information. HIM does not collect records of notifications that have been sent.

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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