Did you ever wonder if the person you had sex with has a STI, also called STBBI (sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections)?

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 in exceptional cases, infertility.

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

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 (ask the nurse).

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. Sex toys may also carry certain viruses and bacteria.

If you are having sexual intercourse regularly with the same person, and are considering stopping condom use, you should both take a STI screening test before.

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

Types of testing

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing (urine, self-swab of the vagina, throat swab, self-swab of anus)

  • offered in Student Health Services


Syphilis, Hepatitis & HIV testing (blood test)

  • offered in CLSCs, community clinics and some hospitals
  • These centres also offer chlamydia and gonorrhea testing


Interesting information on STI and STI testing:


If you are male, it is important to refrain from urinating for one hour 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 with a valid Quebec Medicare card.

Fill out the online form in Omnivox (found under Student Services on the bottom left of the page and select “Health Services Form”. For STI testing, you can book your own appointment at the end of the form.


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) 934-0505 ext.7399, option 1. Ask for an appointment with a NURSE.
    1801 De Maisonneuve Blvd West  near Guy Concordia metro.
  • 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: May 30, 2023