Getting Tested

Presenting to you the new Dosti and ASAAP resource for South Asian men!

Continuing the theme from our last campaign, we have a selection of six different South Asian faces in an attempt to accurately reflect the diversity in our community.

There are three main messages:

You can get an HIV test anonymously – An anonymous HIV test means that you don’t have to give your name or any identification when you get tested

Almost 1 in 5 people living with HIV don’t know they have HIV – Statistics show that almost 20% of people that have HIV don’t know it because they haven’t been tested. The only way to really know your HIV status is to get tested.

The earlier HIV is diagnosed, the better the chance of living a long and healthy life – Getting tested is important because the earlier HIV gets diagnosed, the earlier you can start treatment which can avoid a lot of health issues and complications before they start.

Here’s a good start on HIV Basics from CATIE

For other information start with the ASAAP site, or get in touch with us

The AIDS Committee of Toronto also has some great information

And if you’re outside of the city there is the Peel HIV/AIDS Network and the AIDS Committee of York Region