PUBLIC NOTICE: NTHSSA to host pop-up Syphillis and HIV testing clinic

Public Notice

(Yellowknife – November 23, 2022) - On World AIDS Day (December 1st), the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is hosting a pop-up clinic in Yellowknife where individuals can get a quick STI test without an appointment. The clinic will be open from 9am to 6pm in the Centre Square Mall. All residents are invited to come for information or to access testing, and to help break down stigma of sexually transmitted infections.

Through this event we hope to:

  • Increase awareness of sexually transmitted infections and how to prevent them.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of getting tested.
  • Reduce the stigma of getting tested.

Date: December 1, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location:  Centre Square Mall, Lower Level (across from elevators to Public Library)

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the GNWT is offering residents a chance to get an on-the-spot STI information and tests in a convenient location – without an advance appointment. Residents are invited to join us from 9am until 6pm for door prizes, health information and confidential STI testing services. 

Health care providers and health promoters will be on site all day to promote sexual health – what it is, why it matters, and why you shouldn’t be afraid of testing for sexually transmitted infections and seeking treatment. With STI rates rising across the country, including here in the NWT, everyone can be part of protecting themselves and each other by getting a quick and simple test.

 

Media Inquiries

David Maguire
Manager, Communications
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
t. 867-767-9107 ext. 40150