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Sexual Health (STI Screening, Contraception, Etc.)

Sexual health (STBBI testing, contraception, etc.) 

Although silent, the epidemic of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) is very much present in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The increase in STBBIs is a major public health problem with serious consequences, both in terms of individual health and in terms of economic and social issues. 

The Public Health Direction of Abitibi-Témiscamingue intends to make every effort to counter this epidemic: surveillance, promotion, prevention, screening and treatment are still on the agenda.


The Sexual Health Clinic is available to people who want to:

  • meet with a professional in complete confidentiality; 
  • get help, support or a listening ear related to sexual health; 
  • Learn more about the prevention, testing and treatment of STBBIs (including HIV/AIDS) 
  • Learn about contraception and emergency contraception (morning-after pill or IUD). 


Services Offered

  • Contraception. 
  • Pregnancy test. 
  • PAP test. 
  • Voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion). 
  • Screening for STBBIs (sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections). 


Consultation with a professional

You can also make an appointment for a consultation if:

  • You experience pressure from your friends to have sex for the first time; 
  • You want your boyfriend to use a condom until you both have the STBBI test results, but you don't know how to talk to him. 
  • You feel an attraction to people of the same sex that you are concerned about and you do not feel able to broach the subject with your parents, friends, etc.; 
  • You've just found out you're pregnant, you're upset, and you're not ready to tell those around you. 
  • You can't make a decision about what to do with your pregnancy. 
  • You've tested positive and don't know how to tell your partner. You are afraid of being judged or rejected by those around you by revealing your state of health. 

To make an appointment 

Call your local CLSC. 


Other Links 

Youth Clinic "Le Spot"
1, 9e Rue
Tel.: 819-762-8144 
Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 20 p.m. for 12-24 year olds – Walk-in (free and confidential services)

CLSC d'Amos Youth Clinic
632, 1re Rue Ouest
Tel.: 819-732-6696, ext. 4243


Integrated Screening and Prevention Services (IPDS)  

The Integrated STBBI Screening and Prevention Service (SIDEP) is offered primarily to vulnerable populations: men who have sex with men, people who inject or inhale drugs, troubled youth, women in difficulty, people in prison, First Nations people, and people from endemic areas. 


Services offered by nurses: 

  • screening; 
  • vaccines and prevention tips; 
  • preventive interventions with partners as needed. 
  • SIDEPs are offered in the regions. 

Injection Equipment Access Centre

Injection Equipment Access Centres are places where people who inject or inhale drugs can go to obtain sterile equipment to prevent the transmission of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

There are 40 centers across Abitibi-Témiscamingue, mainly in emergency rooms and CLSCs, in some pharmacies and community organizations, as well as with street and community workers.


Regional Infectious Diseases and Hepatology Clinic  

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) weakens the body's defense system (immune system). Over time, if HIV infection is left untreated, it can progress to AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. People who get HIV are infected for life. 

Established since 1999 at the CISSS de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the regional clinic provides follow-up care for people living with HIV/AIDS. 

Services are also available for people living with hepatitis C. There is an interdisciplinary team made up of different professionals: a nurse, a doctor with expertise in HIV-AIDS, a nutritionist, a pharmacist and a social worker. 

4, 9e Rue, Suite 507
Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec  J9X 2B2
Tel.: 819-797-8816 or 819-764-5131, ext. 43507
Toll Free: 1-877-269-7844 
Cell: 819-290-4958 
Fax: 819-797-8666

Hepatology Clinic

Germain-Bigué Pavilion 
725, 6e Rue 
Val-d’Or, Quebec
Tel.: 819-825-5858, ext. 5246