You can find here basic information about HIV including knowledge about HIV, HIV testing, health care facilities that give HIV testing service, etc.

The website production was funded by the research grant from the AIDS Policy Research Project, Satoshi Shiono’s research group

The multilingualization of the website was funded by the research grant from the AIDS Policy Research Project, Tsutomu Kitajima’ research group.

The website is operated by the First Department of Internal Medicine, University of the Ryukyus Hospital.

General flow of HIV testing

 

HIV tests include screening tests and confirmatory tests.

HIV testing is initially performed with "screening test“. If the initial test result is negative, it means HIV screening-test negative.

Even if the test result is positive, there is a possibility that you are not infected (which is called a false-positive), so you need to take the confirmatory test to make sure the result.

If the confirmatory test is positive, it means that HIV infection. 


List of healthcare facilities give HIV testing service


Adventist Medical Center

(English / Chinese available)

 

Phone: 098-946-2833

Test reservation is from Sunday to Thursday afternoon

868 Kochi, Nishihara, Okinawa Prefecture, 903-0201 Japan

https://www.amc.gr.jp/blogs/info/info_cat2/3663/

Chubu Tokushukai Hospital

SH (Sexual Health)

Outpatients (English available)

 

Phone: 098-923-1092

Test reservation is only on Friday morning

801 Higa, Kitanakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, 901-2393 Japan

http://www.cyutoku.or.jp/service/sh/

 


Nashiroharun Clinic

(Japanese language only)

 

Phone: 098-877-7777

Test reservation is not available on Thursdays, Sundays, and public holidays

3-34-2 Yafuso, Urasoe 901-2127 Medical Plaza Taro 3rd floor, Okinawa Prefecture, 901-2127 Japan

https://www.nashiroharn.jp/venereal_disease/

 

Omoromachi Clinic

(Japanese language only)

 

Phone: 098-868-2105

Test reservation:

 Monday / Wednesday 9:30 - 11:00

 Tuesday 14:30 - 16:00   

 Thursday / Friday 9:30 - 11:00, 14:30 - 16:00

4-6-20 Omoromachi, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, 900-0006 Japan

https://omoromachi.tjmc.or.jp/outpatient/hiv/


Naka Hospital

(Japanese language only)

 

Phone: 098-956-1161

Testing DateWednesdays14:00 - 16:00

                        Fridays9:00 - 11:00

258 Aza Kadena, Kadena Town,Okinawa Prefecture,904-0203 Japan

https://www.nashiroharn.jp/venereal_disease/

 




〜 Testing fees 〜

 

As a general rule, you have to pay for HIV screening test (it is not covered by insurance).

・If you have some HIV-related symptoms or suspect that you may have a sexually transmitted disease, the testing fee may be covered by insurance (if you have Japanese health insurance). 

・Testing fee without insurance: 6000 JPY to 13000 JPY (varies depending on the healthcare facilities)

・Testing fee with insurance: 2000 yen to 3000 yen (varies depending on the healthcare facilities)

・Please consult the healthcare facilities for the issuance of a HIV-negative result certificate.

〜 Instructions before visiting medical institutions 〜

 

Please call the hospital of your choice to make an appointment before your visit.

・English is available at Adventist Medical Center and Chubu Tokushukai Hospital (the person in charge may not be available).

・If you are not familiar with Japanese, we recommend that you should visit with an attendant (consultations in foreign languages are not available at Nashiroharun Clinic).

・Online medical interpretation service is available for those who wish to use it.If you wish to use this service, please make a reservation using the inquiry form on the homepage.

*Please note that some languages may not be supported.