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Updated on Thursday, October 9

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QUESTION: Where in Waterloo can I get a confidential (and preferably free) STD test done?

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  1. Your doctor?

    If they are too far away, health services.

    This is pretty basic stuff, how did you make it to university without being able to figure out things like this?

    You can also get free condoms from them.

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  2. What 1 said. Just go to health services. Ensure you get checked for everything, they don't test everything by default. You can't test for HPV, Herpes or Genital Warts (so be aware you can't be 100% sure you are every clean).

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    1. Also, don't be so shy about it. If you're having sex with different partners you should get checked regularly.

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  3. If you don't feel like going to health services for whatever reason there's a clinic in Uptown Waterloo (on Regina I think) that does testing.
    You can get an HIV test done with instant results.

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    1. Just to clarify on 3, HIV can remain dormant for long periods of time. So if a result comes out negative and you highly suspect you have it, you should continue to be tested reguarly over the year.

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    2. you're actually retarded if you suspect you have HIV

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    3. 3a) the window period for the HIV test to work is 3-6 months. So when you get the test, you are testing for 3-6 months ago.

      3b) if you've been engaging in activities that can transmit HIV, high or low risk, than you should be checking for HIV. Sometimes condoms break or they're used incorrectly.

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  4. The Region of Waterloo Public Health department is located at 99 Regina St South (on the corner at William St) it's across from Waterloo City hall. They're on the second and third floor. This is also where you can go for your routine and travel vaccines.

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    1. I've had a test done there before, it's a decent place

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  5. ACCKWA near club Abstract is pretty good. They're open later on certain days, and there's usually no wait. Check it out!

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    1. and it's across from a McDonalds, so bonus there too

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