In Yokohama, HIV and syphilis tests (free of charge and anonymous) are carried out at ward health and welfare centers and other locations.
・Please see the list of test centers to find out when and where you can take a test, how to book an appointment, and other details.
・For test centers requiring an appointment, please make sure to book and confirm your appointment in advance by phone, etc.
・As a rule, the results of tests taken at ward health and welfare centers and night clinics are shared directly with the individual concerned in person one week after the test, so please return to the test center to receive your result. No appointment is necessary.
・See here for more details. ⇒ List of test centers, overview of tests, notices, etc.（Japanese）（PDF：227KB）
・Ward health and welfare centers and night clinics carry out HIV/syphilis tests. They do not provide tests for syphilis only.
・HIV tests may not give an accurate result unless 3 months or more has passed since the occasion when the possible infection occurred, or 6 weeks in the case of syphilis.
・Test centers cannot issue certificates.
・Test results are shared directly in person with the individual concerned. (Notification of test results cannot be made over the phone, by post, by email, etc.)
・Test results are confidential and will not be revealed to anyone else.
・Test centers are closed on national holidays, the New Year holiday season (December 29-January 3), etc. Also, tests may be cancelled for reasons such as severe weather.
・Test results may take longer than a week if the week after the test date contains national holidays or is within the New Year holiday season. (You will be informed of this when you take the test.)
Where to inquire
||Health Safety Division, Health and Social Welfare Bureau (*Inquiries in Japanese only)