Two Vancouver pharmacies offer free HIV tests in a pilot project

For the first time in Canada, two Vancouver pharmacies will experiment with offering on-site HIV tests to their customers.

Pharmacists at two Vancouver Medicine Shoppe pharmacies, located at 2030 Kingsway Avenue and 6180 Fraser Street, will now be offering HIV tests while their customers are waiting for their prescriptions.

The test results will be available on the spot in less than five minutes.

If the patient receives a preliminary positive test, a further confirmation will be required.

Yuliya Talmazan reports

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