Knowing if you have HIV is the most powerful thing you can do in reducing the spread of HIV.
Anyone can become infected with HIV regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnic origin.
HIV is preventable. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. It is a simple blood test.
HIV testing is being offered routinely. If you are asked to take an HIV test, say “Yes”.
Support and services are available. For more information, contact:
- a local public health office;
- your local sexual health or family planning clinic;
- your local AIDS organization;
- your doctor or primary health care provider; or
- a community health centre.
To find the location nearest to you, contact HealthLine at 811.
The Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) is Canada’s leading source for HIV and hepatitis C information. See CATIE's website for the most up-to-date information regarding HIV prevention.
Harm Reduction Programs
Harm Reduction Programs are part of a comprehensive public health disease prevention strategy to reduce the spread of HIV, HCV, and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections.
Providing supplies to people who use drugs is one of the simplest, most effective means to reduce the spread of these diseases. The distribution of supplies is intended to reduce the sharing of drug use equipment and encourage safer sexual practices. Harm Reduction Programs also serve as an important means of connecting with clients and engaging them in care.
To find a harm reduction program, go to: Saskatchewan Harm Reduction Services