Welcome to the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline
These comments are moderated so they will not appear until someone from the Helpline has had a chance to review the posting. Our office will be closed on Monday, May 20th, so answers will require up to 72 hours from the original posting date. We are open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm, except for Canadian Holidays.
For answers to common questions, please visit our FAQ.
|HIV PCR & Antibody||HIV Testing, HIV Transmission, Symptoms|
|HIV Worry||STIs, Symptoms|
|need help||HIV Transmission|
|Very much anxious don't know how to handle?||HIV Testing|
|How effective is PEP against contracting HIV?||HIV Testing, PEP|
|unprotacted sex||HIV Testing, Symptoms, Unprotected Sex|
|Hiv insertive anal||HIV Testing, HIV Transmission|
|HIV virus||HIV Testing, HIV Transmission|
|HIV testing||HIV Testing|
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The AIDS Vancouver Helpline is a volunteer-driven information, referral and support service related to HIV and sexual health. Volunteers are trained in active listening, HIV and sexual health information, and local resources and services. Volunteers are not doctors, nurses, or other licensed professionals. Volunteers do not give advice, and strive to provide service-users with adequate information and appropriate referrals.
Helpline volunteers uphold the agency’s confidentiality and privacy policies. Your calls, forum posts, and emails are anonymous. We welcome you to use a pseudonym or “fake name” when using Helpline services. We will not ask for or track your personal information. To ensure that the Helpline program is providing quality services, the Helpline Coordinator regularly monitors online content (forum posts and emails) and supervises volunteers who are receiving calls.
The Helpline Program should not be used in replacement of medical examination, diagnosis, advice counseling or follow-up care. We strongly recommend routine testing (HIV and STI tests) and discussing your healthcare directly with a physician.
We would love to hear from you! If you have feedback or questions related to the operations of the Helpline, please contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 604.696.4666.