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


Services: HIV primary health care

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The family health team has a group of internationally renowned HIV specialists who help guide and maintain care for people living with HIV and those at risk of infection with HIV or other blood-borne illnesses, including Hepatitis C. We provide HIV testing, testing and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), sexual health counseling, management of HIV, addiction services, mental health services, prevention of HIV including PREP and PEP, testing and management of Hepatitis B and C.

Our team includes physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, and dietitians.

Blood tests

You will need to have regular blood tests to monitor your HIV health. Our labs do these tests from Monday to Thursday each week.

As arranged by your clinician, or at your clinic appointment, we will give you a blood test form. You must take the form to a lab. If you lose or misplace your forms, please ask the front desk or a nurse to print you a new copy.

If you need to have a fasting blood test, please do not eat for 8 to 12 hours before your test. Small sips of water are allowed.

Where are the labs?

Our labs are located at our clinics or near to them. Find the location nearest you here.

How will I get the results?

Talk with your nurse or doctor about how you would like to get your test results. You can:

  • book a follow-up appointment a few weeks after doing your tests
  • wait until your next regular appointment to get your results

We will always contact you directly if there is an urgent result that we need to discuss with you.

If you are running low on your HIV medicines, please call us as soon as you can! Let us know you need a refill.

We are taking patients! For more information call 416-867-3728

Where can I find more information about HIV?

  • 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.

Where else can I get support?

  • 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. Call 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.