BC’s top doctor and the province’s Health Minister are urging people to get tested regularly for HIV.
These guidelines, the first in Canada, have been tabled urging the regular testing so people who may have HIV can get diagnosed sooner, and get the life saving treatment they need.
The guidelines say everyone aged 18 to 70 years old should get an HIV test every five years. And if someone belongs to a higher risk group, then the testing should happen annually.
Currently only pregnant women are offered routine HIV testing.