Did you ever wonder if the person you had sex with has a STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection)?

80 to 90% of infected people DO NOT have symptoms of the infection! Yes, you read right: a person who has a STI may not have ANY visible signs or symptoms, especially in the early stages of the infection. An untreated STI can lead to complications such as abdominal pain, genital pain during sexual intercourse, and infertility.

STI include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HPV (condylomas), genital herpes, hepatitis A and B, and HIV and AIDS.

Some of those can be treated easily with one dose of antibiotics, preventing further complications from occurring. Some can also be prevented through adequate vaccination.

How can I know if I have an STI?

STIs are transmitted by having unprotected sex. If you had vaginal, anal, and/or oral sexual intercourse without using a condom, even once, you are at risk of having contracted a STI. If you are dating someone regularly, you should both take a STI screening test before stopping condom use.

Some STIs can also be transmitted when coming in contact with the blood of someone who is infected. GET TESTED!

How is the test done?

  • For men: With a urine test (offered at Dawson or in certain clinics identified below).
  • For women: With a self-swab of the vagina or a urine test (offered at Dawson or in certain clinics identified below).
  • Syphilis, Hepatitis & HIV are tested by blood sample (offered once a month at Dawson: booking through the H.I.V.E. ; or in community clinics and CLSC).

A very interesting resource on STI and STI testing: When You Think About It


If you are male, it is important to refrain from urination for two hours prior to your appointment.

Where can I get tested?


Dawson College Student Health Services
Room 2D.2.
(514) 931-8731 ext. 1206

For current Dawson students ONLY

Ask to see the nurses during drop-in hours (schedule posted outside the 2D.2 door) or MIO the nurses for an appointment.

The Hive
Room 2D.1A
(514) 931-8731 ext.

Sign up for testing with a CLSC nurse coming to Dawson, once a month.


To locate a STI testing facility near you, you may call Info-Santé 8-1-1.

There may be a Youth Clinic in your area offering this service. A simple way to locate and arrange an appointment at your local Youth Clinic is through the Clic-sante Portal.

You can also find an interactive map here .


Make sure to call before going to any clinic.

  • REZO
  • CLSC Métro (514) 934-0354
    1801 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West  *Ask for STI testing when you call*
  • Youth Clinics at CLSC Benny Farm & CLSC René Cassin (514) 484-7878

CLSC Benny Farm
6484, Monkland avenue
Monday and Friday, 10am to 5pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am to 4pm

CLSC René Cassin  
5800, Cavendish boul.
Wednesday 10am to 5:30pm

Montreal General Hospital  (514) 934-8074
1650 Cedar Ave.  Infectious Disease Clinic
* On appointments only *

Clinique médicale Vendôme  (514) 484-4711
5175 de Maisonneuve West, offices 100
*On appointment with Dr. Rebecca Keyston. May charge 10$*

MDCM Stat clinic  (514) 484-0999
5550 St-Jacques st.
*With or without appointment*

Jewish General Hospital – Infectious disease clinic
(514) 340-8230
3755 Cote Ste-Catherine, 1st floor, Pavilion G, room 148

Clinique Réseau Intrégrée Universitaire (CRIU)
(514) 340-8311
5858 Côte-des-Neiges Road, 5th floor

Clinique Médicale de l’Ouest (CR)  (514) 765-3600
4647 Verdun

*Clinique médicale 1851 –  514-524-7564

1851 Sherbrooke east, office 101




For more information on STIs and STI prevention, please see the Health Education Nurse in room 2D.2, call info-santé at 8-1-1 or visit

Last Modified: February 19, 2021