I have finally found some anonymous HIV testing locations in Taipei so I wanted to put it up here on the thread because they are quite hard to find, and some of the other references to these facilities in online forums is a bit vague.
The following hospitals in Taiwan have departments that do anonymous HIV tests.
Taipei City Hospital, Ximen Branch, STD Clinic (09) 6895 1563
National Taiwan University Hospital (02) 2356 2942
Taipei Veterans General Hospital (02) 2875 1997
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Branch (03) 328 1200 ext 2040
Taichung Veterans General Hospital (04) 359-2525 ext 3100
National Cheng Kung University Hospital (06) 235 3535 ext 2646
Kaohsiung Medical University Chunh Ho Memorial Hospital (07) 321 4227
Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital (07) 346 8299
I have personally used two of these services.
Taipei City Hospital, Ximen Branch. The clinic here is also known as the Ximen STD Control Clinic, and is the one most people seem to know. This is located at 100 Kunming St, Ximen, only 5 minutes walk from Ximen MRT exit 6. It is on the corner of Kunming and Emei St, opposite the big car park. But you have to be careful because there are 2 different HIV testing clinics in the hospital.
The signposted one on the 2nd floor is the standard STD clinic where you have to show your ID, register, wait in a clinic queue, see a doctor, get sent somewhere else to have your blood taken, then pay the fee and come back later to get the result. This one is NOT anonymous. Despite calling themselves an STD clinic they seem to only take blood tests for HIV and syphilis. They might, if you’re lucky, give you an opinion on anything else visible on the skin, but will not physically examine, touch or undertake any intrusive procedures that you might expect at a normal STD clinic. They will refer you to the Family Medicine or Urology department, possibly at another hospital! They do not seem to be very gay friendly either. But they do offer the same day test result if you want that.
The anonymous clinic is on the 3rd floor and not signposted. Call and make a booking first on (09) 6895 1563. To find it, walk out of the lift, turn right then left, straight through the flower garden looking dividers into a pleasant waiting room. Look for a staff member in the corridor to the right off the waiting room, about the 2nd or 3rd door on the left. Make sure you tell them you are looking for the ANONYMOUS HIV test, (maybe try saying “the HIV test when you don’t have to give your name”) otherwise they may try to send you back downstairs to the 2nd floor clinic. Once they establish what you are looking for they will sit you down and take your blood, give you a reference number and ask you to call back in one week for the result over the phone. It’s anonymous and free, and they seem much more gay-friendly and personable than the doctors downstairs. You can ask for further counseling if required.
The other one is at National Taiwan University Hospital. You can phone to make a booking on 02 2312 3456 ext 7552 or 09 6819 2151. I spoke to a very nice, friendly lady called Ms Wu. Apparently the hospital is changing its number in July 2008 so the new number might be 02 23167552 ext 7552. To find the clinic itself is difficult. It is a small office conducting research and they administer the tests there. You may want to get accurate directions over the phone when you book your appointment with Ms Wu. But they are very helpful and gay-friendly. They will ask you to complete a questionnaire to help with their research and take your blood to test for HIV, syphilis and amoeba. You will be given a code and you ring back usually the same day and get the results. It is free, anonymous and same day - I highly recommend this service.
For more information PM me.