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muffinadmin
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"Canada & herpes"
 
Here's a link to an archived thread that has useful information about getting tested for and living with herpes in Canada.

Thanks goes out to airwaves for starting it.

http://racoon.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=23086&forum=support

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1. "RE: Canada & herpes"
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And here's a link to an old thread about getting a blood test in Canada:
http://racoon.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=20037&forum=support



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Thank you thank you thank you!


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3. "RE: Canada & herpes"
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   STI testing in Canada.

STI testing is avialable at Community Health Centres (CHCs) in your area. They do anonymous testing free of cost.

Some CHC prefer appointments while some are walk-ins. Please search for your local CHC. They are not-for-profit centres and deal with such testing on daily basis.

Thanks


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Oh thanks for letting us know that.

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This is from a poster on another forum who did a lot of homework when he was told he couldn't get the proper testing done.


Public Health (in Ontario at least) does IgG HSV ELISA/EIA testing. It is free but only if your referring doctor or the lab where the blood is drawn requests Public Health to do the actual testing. The test in NOT type specific ie. It will not differentiate between type 1 or 2, the public lab does not do type specific testing at all! If you want type specific (HSV 1 or 2 ) you must go through the private lab. The turn around time is 1-2 weeks.

Public Health Toronto Lab does the blood testing.
Public Health Kingston does the lesion swab testing.

Toronto Virology lab # 1-416-235-5731.
Kingston lab # 1-613-548-6638

Gamma-Dynacare #

London
Toll-free 1-800-265-5946
Local (519) 679-1630

Ottawa
Toll-free 1-800-267-9514
Local (613) 729-0200

Toronto
Toll-free 1-800-565-5721
Local (905) 790-3030


All this information is 100% accurate. I contacted both Gamma-Dynacare and Public Health multiple times to make sure my information was correct. The private lab has a web page for HSV testing information:

http://www.gdml.ca/Content/Patients/PSCs.aspx?expandable=0

Look for HERPES SIMPLEX IGM/IGG testing.

Note: Most doctors in Canada unfortunately are not aware that blood testing is available, they can refuse you if you ask or tell you that it is inaccurate or difficult to do. Some will only test IF you have actual active lesion present. DO not take NO for an answer. Search for a different doctor if possible. Walk in clinics are notorious for refusing to do blood testing and most city STD clinics do not do HSV testing. For info on any particular province and where testing is done please call the Gamma or Public Health numbers and they should be able to help you out.


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