AIDS Service Organizations
About: “The Lethbridge HIV Connection Society is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in building individual and community capacity to respond and reduce the harm associated with HIV and Hepatitis C in South-Western Alberta.”
HIV Community Link (Medicine Hat | Brooks | Calgary)
About: “Our mission is wellness for individuals and communities affected by HIV and Hepatitis C through education, prevention and support. Our vision is: Empowering choices. Engaging communities. Ending transmission.
Today we serve hundreds of people living with HIV, helping them to better understand their diagnosis and experience improved wellness and quality of life. Based on a philosophy of harm reduction, we meet clients where they are at free of judgment and help to improve their current situation.
Our prevention work is evidence based focusing on key target populations including Gay Men and MSM, Aboriginal Communities and African Communities. We educate service providers, community partners and the general population on technicalities of HIV while also advocating for people living with HIV. Our work is unique and built upon a strong foundation of prevention + support + advocacy put in place by a group of concerned Calgarians back in the 1980s.”
Southern Alberta HIV/AIDS Clinic (SAC – AHS)
1213 4 Street SW
403 955 6399
About: The Southern Alberta HIV/AIDS Clinic (SAC) is the program within Alberta Health Services (AHS) that provides specialized HIV care for people living with HIV in the Calgary Region and the rest of Southern Alberta.
HIV and STI Testing
Various Locations (AHS)
740 4 Avenue S
403 320 0110
2948 Dunmore Road SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta
403 502 8305
440 3 Street E
403 501 3303
About: Certain AHS locations focus specifically on HIV and STI testing and other matters related to sexual health. However, you can also get tested through your family doctor or at a medicentre. If you don’t see a location above which is convenient for you, contact the AIDS Service Organization in your region to learn about other options for HIV and STI testing.