Don’t you want to take an HIV test?


2023/08/28 Monday Announcements, Health

All health centers (hokenjo) in Mie Prefecture offer AIDS consultations and HIV testing.

In addition to HIV testing, you can also be tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and syphilis viruses.

If you are concerned about your health, take this opportunity to get tested.

  • The test is anonymous and free

Consultations are available on weekdays from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Check the table below for test dates and times.

  • What is HIV and AIDS?

HIV infection does not necessarily mean AIDS.

AIDS is a disease in which the immune system is weakened by HIV infection, and serious illnesses eventually develop.

  • What is the current status of HIV and AIDS?

The onset of AIDS symptoms can be prevented through early detection of the infection and initiation and continuation of treatment, thanks to medical advances.

  • What type of test is an HIV test?

The test is performed in the following order: reception, pre-test consultation and blood collection (some mls).  The result is reported after 1 week.

  • When is the HIV test done?

The early stages of HIV infection may not be detected by the test.  If you want to be sure if you are infected or not, get tested at least three months after the possible infection.

Health Centers Telephone (in Japanese only) Examination date and time (Closed on Holidays and the New Year holiday between December 28 and January 3)
Kuwana Hokenjo 0594-24-3625 Every Tuesday 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Suzuka Hokenjo 059-382-8672 Every Tuesday (*1) From 9am to 10:30am
Tsu Hokenjo 059-223-5184 Every Tuesday (*2) From 3pm to 4.30pm
Matsusaka Hokenjo 0598-50-0531 Every first and third Tuesday of the month (*3) From 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Ise Hokenjo 0596-27-5137 Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month (*3) From 9am to 11am
Iga Hokenjo 0595-24-8045 Every first and third Tuesday of the month (*3) From 9am to 11am
Owase Hokenjo 0597-23-3454 Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month From 9am to 10am
Kumano Hokenjo 0597-89-6115 Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month (*3) From 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Yokkaichi Hokenjo 059-352-0595 Every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm                                          Fourth Wednesday of the month, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm

*1 Until the end of August, open on the first and third Tuesday of the month

*2 Until the end of September, open on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month

*3 Reservation required

Joint message from the governors of Aichi, Gifu and Mie Prefectures for the prevention of the coronavirus

2023/08/28 Monday Announcements, Health


The spread of the coronavirus continues across the country.  There are concerns about spread in Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefectures.

With the start of the summer holidays and the upcoming Obon Festival, which is a period where the number of contact with people are large, such as going back to hometowns, traveling and attending events has increased the spread of infections.

If the situation continues, there is a risk that the healthcare system will be overwhelmed. Also, the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions are at a higher risk of getting serious illnesses if they become infected.

Governors urge you to take basic preventive measures to prevent yourself and your loved ones from becoming ill and to reduce the burden on the health care system.  Also consider proactively vaccinating yourself with the new coronavirus vaccine.

Basic infection preventive measures

  • Regular ventilation
  • Wash and disinfect hands frequently
  • Wear a mask when visiting medical institutions and facilities for the elderly
  • When encountering elderly people or people with underlying medical conditions, be aware of changes in their physical condition and wear a mask

Click here to view the joint message (in Japanese only) from the governors of Aichi, Gifu and Mie prefectures