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Offered services

Screening for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs)

Recommendations before the appointment:

For the effectiveness of the test, take into consideration:

  • Man: make sure you have not urinated at least two hours before the appointment.
  •  Woman: make sure you are not  menstruating or bleeding during the appointment.

Types of tests done to diagnose an STBBI:

  • Blood tests: can confirm the diagnosis of HIV or the later stages of syphilis.
  • Urine test: some STBBIs can be confirmed by urine.
  • Other secretions: if you have active genital lesions, the secretion test can be done to diagnose the type of infection.

Prevention and vaccination

To make an appointment you can contact us by phone (514) 675-1877, by email or in person to our clinic.



Complete screening (gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis B, syphilis, HIV)


Consultation with a specialized nurse (mandatory)

Screening and diagnosis

Screening for sexually transmitted infections is important because a person can have an STBBI and not know it (in most cases there are no signs or symptoms).

This does not mean that you will be tested for sexually transmitted infections every time you have a gynecological examination or a Pap test. If you think you need an STBBI screening test, ask a professional at our clinic. Discuss with us any concerns you may have and the tests you would like or need.

Recommended indications for screening for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs):

  • The patient reports any genital symptoms: tingling, leaking, bleeding, appearance of any genito-inguinal, scrotal, perianal lesion
  • The clinical examination targets any genital or anal lesions
  • Non-inflammatory / inflammatory inguinal adenopathy
  • Sexual contact with a person suspected of having an STBBI
  • Pregnant women who have already been diagnosed with syphilis with/without treatment
  • Screening for syphilis, HIV and hepatitis B for all pregnant women – the test is carried out 3 times / duration of pregnancy (if there is no positive result): in trimesters 1, 2 and 3; early detection of chlamydia and gonorrhea in at-risk pregnant women, with repeat testing as needed to protect the health of mothers and newborns.
  • Any patient diagnosed with syphilis with/without treatment
  • All people between the ages of 13 and 64 should have at least one HIV test
  • Annual chlamydia screening for all sexually active women under 25, as well as women over 25 with risk factors – multiple sexual partners or a single partner with an STBBI
  • Annual gonorrhea screening for all sexually active women under 25, as well as women over 25 with risk factors such as multiple sexual partners or only one partner with STBBIs.
  • Screening for syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea at least once a year for all sexually active men – gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men. If they have multiple or occasional partners, they should be screened more frequently (every 3-6 months).
  • Gay and bisexual men may get tested for HIV more often (every 3-6 months)
  • People who have unprotected sex or share injection drug equipment should be tested for HIV at least once a year.


132, Boulevard Jacques Bizard
L'Île-Bizard (Québec) H9C 2T9

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