About AIDS consultation, HIV test (2022)

AIDS stands for "acquired immunodeficiency syndrome" in Japanese and is a disease caused by infection with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). When infected, the immune function that protects the body from illness is destroyed, the body's resistance decreases, and it becomes easy to be infected by weak pathogens that do not cause illness when healthy (opportunistic infection).
Symptoms do not appear immediately after being infected with HIV, and there are almost no subjective symptoms. Therefore, unless tested, an infected person may not know they have HIV and may pass it on to others.

About prevention methods

There are three main routes of infection:

  • Sexual contact: such as unprotected sex
  • Blood infections: Contact of blood with wounds or mucous membranes, shared use of needles, etc.
  • Mother-to-child transmission: during childbirth, during breastfeeding

It is not transmitted through saliva, sweat, tears, pets, or insects such as mosquitoes.
In everyday life, you will not be infected except through sexual intercourse. Therefore, proper use of condoms is the most effective prevention.

About treatment

HIV infection became a treatable chronic infection after the advent of multidrug therapy, in which several types of drugs are combined, to maintain immune function. . Current treatments can prevent opportunistic infections, but none of the drugs can completely eliminate HIV from an infected person's body. The drug must be taken for the rest of your life.

About HIV testing

The public health center provides tests (blood tests) free of charge, anonymously, and by appointment.
If you wish, you can take a syphilis test (blood test) and a chlamydia test (urine test) at the same time.
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the inspection was canceled in September,
We will reopen from October.

Again, due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, there is a possibility that the inspection will be canceled.
In that case, we will inform you on the homepage.

  • Inspection date and time: 2nd Wednesday, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Result date and time: 3rd Wednesday, 10:15am-11:15am

2021 HIV test schedule

Inspection date result date
April 13th

April 20th

May 11th May 18th

June 8

June 15th
July 13th July 20th
August 10 August 17th
September 14th September 21st
October 12th October 19th
November 9 November 16th
December 14th December 21st
January 11th January 18th
February 8 February 15th
March 8 March 15th

Please check before taking the test

  1. If it is less than 2 months from the chance of infection, accurate results will not be obtained, so please wait at least 2 months (60 days) from the chance of infection before testing.
  2. We will inform you of the test results face-to-face. We cannot respond by phone or mail.
  3. We do not issue medical certificates, certificates, or other documents.
  4. In order to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections, please refrain from coming to the center if you fall under any of the following on the day of the event.
    Please make a reservation again by phone.
    • Currently, you have cold symptoms or some kind of poor physical condition (fever, respiratory symptoms such as cough/runny nose, headache, joint/muscle pain, diarrhea and vomiting, taste/smell disturbance, etc.)
    • Those who have had a fever or have traveled overseas within the past two weeks. Or those who have contact with them
    • Those who have a history of contact with COVID-19 patients or suspected patients, those who have been in close contact with COVID-19 patients and are in the waiting period
    • Those who do not meet the criteria for discharge from the hospital, accommodation treatment, home treatment, etc. set by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare after being infected with COVID-19.

Inspection time/result explanation time

Please make a reservation after confirming that you will be able to come to the clinic on both days of the test and result explanation.

Inquiries about consultation and inspection

For inquiries about HIV/AIDS consultation and testing, please contact the following.

Arakawa Ward AIDS consultation/examination phone: 03-3805-9467
From 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. *Excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays

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Health Department Health Prevention Section Infectious Disease Prevention Section

〒116-8502 2-11-1 Arakawa, Arakawa-ku

Phone number: 03-3802-3111 (extension: 430)


Fax: 03-3807-1504

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