Getting An Aids Test in Japan
The least expensive and most confidential
way to get an Aids test is to go to your local Public Health Clinic
(Hokenjo). They are located in every neighborhood and urban area throughout
Japan. If you are unsure about where the closet hokenjo is to you, call
your ward office or simply ask your train station or local police box
where you can find it.
The term for blood test in Japanese is
"ketsueki kensa", and Aids test is "Aizu no testo". The test costs \2,000
and in theory is confidential揺owever some health centers have been asking
foreigners for names or alien registration cards. Thus, it is very important
NOT to give your name or any personal information about yourself. The
system is based on receiving an assigned number and you can call in
and give your number for the results.
If you have any problems at the hokenjo,
walk to a pay phone and call The Aids Hotline. The Aids Hotline will
call the hokenjo and remind them of YOUR RIGHTS!
AIDS Treatment Centers in Japan
To communicate with the AIDS Hotline,
To receive a copy of regular updates on AIDS treatment, information
or to serve as an AIDS Hotline volunteer, please fax, email to the AIDS Hotline.