CraigTPE wrote: Is it true that non-teaching jobs don't need it, though?
strider wrote:well from what I was able to gather you can only get tested at a hospital...I was surprised to find it's not covered by insurance! Government wants the people to be encouraged to have clean teeth but not to know their HIV status...?
BlackAdder wrote:I got the following information for someone in need of an anonymous HIV test, and thought it might be of help for others. The following information comes from the clinic…..
(Near Guting MRT)
M-F 8am – 8pm. Sat 8am – 10am
Does anyone at the clinic speak English?
Yes, basic English
How long for the test results?
Test morning = result afternoon. Test afternoon = result following morning.
Are the results also in English?
Is the test anonymous?
Yes. ID not required. You need to write a name at registration, but the clinic said they wouldn’t know if someone gave a false name/details. In fact, the clinic volunteered this idea/suggestion without being asked.
If test is positive, does the clinic report result/individual to the government?
No. The clinic does not report anything to the government. But they do advise the individual go to a specialist HIV hospital for further tests. The clinic can’t and won’t make you go to the hospital (I double checked this). The specialist hospital then does further tests. This hospital DOES require your true name and ID. If you test positive for HIV they have to inform the government*
*I believe this could lead to serious complications with your visa status here in Taiwan. Not that this will be the main thing on your mind or should delay you from getting further advice and support.
Does the clinic do other types of tests (STD, etc)?
Yes, but I didn't ask which ones.
jc.rocketfingers wrote:And so, to sumarize nearly 9 years worth of comments, nobody knows of a place on the island which will do a comprehensive STD check?
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