Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team

HIV care

The family health team has a group of internationally renowned HIV specialists including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and dieticians who help guide and maintain your HIV care.

We are taking patients! For more information call our Health Centre at 410 at 416-867-3728

If you are running low on your HIV medication, please contact the clinic as soon as you can and let us know you need a refill.

Lab tests

Blood tests: You will need to complete a blood test regularly to monitor your HIV health. Sometimes you will need to have a fasting blood test. To prepare, please do not eat for 8 to 12 hours before your test. Small sips of water are allowed.

Blood test forms: You will receive a blood test form at your appointment, which you need to bring to your lab. If you lose or misplace your forms, please ask the front desk or a nurse to print you a new copy.

Lab locations: Our lab facilities are located at or near our clinics. Find the location nearest you here. Routine HIV monitoring blood tests can only be done from Monday to Thursday at our labs.

Results: Plan with your nurse or doctor how you would like to get your test results. You can book a follow-up appointment a few weeks after doing your tests to get the results in person or you can wait until your next regular appointment. We will always contact you directly if there is an urgent result that we need to discuss with you.

HIV resources

catie.ca - Canada's source for HIV and hepatitis C information
Up to date Canadian information on HIV and hepatitis C prevention, treatment, healthy living, clinical trials, fact sheets and more.

thebody.com - The complete HIV/AIDS resource
General information on HIV testing, diagnosis, treatment and news.

Community support resources

halco.org - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
A not-for-profit community legal clinic that provides free legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Ontario. Can also be contacted directly at 1-888-705-8889.

pwatoronto.org - Toronto People With AIDS Foundation
A community organization and support service agency allowing people living with HIV to connect with others, access support services, and navigate the care system.

actoronto.ca - AIDS Committee of Toronto
Offers support services, outreach and education to people living with or at risk of HIV.