HIV Medicine and Care
HIV Care Referral Procedure
Once you test positive for HIV, it is essential that you seek medical care and treatment with HIV medicines as soon as possible. HIV is a manageable disease nowadays. With effective treatment, you live longer and healthier, it also greatly reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others.
If you have a confirmed laboratory blood result of your HIV status at hand or you are a known HIV positive case, either you or your referring doctor may call us directly at (852) 2117 0896 for an appointment.
A confirmed laboratory blood result refers to the conventional test as opposed to the rapid test. It is done on blood taken from a vein and usually takes 1 week to obtain the result, while a rapid test by finger prick or oral fluid requires only 20 minutes. The rapid test is a screening test only. It is important to note that any positive rapid test result should be followed by a confirmatory test of venous blood conducted in a laboratory.
On the day of your appointment, bring along with you:
(a) a copy of the confirmatory laboratory blood result (for newly diagnosed HIV cases)
(b) the medical referral letter (for both newly diagnosed and known HIV cases)
Fees and charges are required for each visit as per Government Gazette. For details, please refer to the following webpages:
DH2293 Anonymous Reporting Form (for use by Healthcare Providers only)
- Download the Form DH2293 (PDF File)
- No postage stamp necessary if posted in Hong Kong