I am a 67 year old retired secretary who lives alone. I was married to one person for 28 years and have never used drugs. But now my daughter is telling me that people my age can heave Hep C and not know it.

There are many Canadians who are living with Hep C and don’t realize it, so testing guidelines are meant to find those undiagnosed cases.  Canadians who were born between 1945 and 1975 who have never been tested are encouraged to be tested for Hep C … Read Full Answer

I've been married to my husband for 9 years. I read that everyone who is sexually active should be tested for HIV every 5 years. Is it really necessary for people like us?

You are correct that we recommend HIV testing every 5 years for sexually active Manitobans.  Safer sex practices (including testing) are for all sexually active people regardless of their relationship status, gender, sexual orientation or whether they’ve ever had a sexually transmitted infection or not. Many people … Read Full Answer