Nova Scotia sexual health advocates say the free rapid HIV testing being offered this year as part of a national study helps fill a gap, but more needs to be done to help people get tested.
The Community-Based Research Centre, a non-profit based in Vancouver, is for the first time mailing out 15,000 free self-test HIV kits as part of its annual Sex Now survey, which collects physical and mental health data.
Kirk Furlotte, Atlantic manager for the centre, said people with a family doctor could get blood work done for an HIV test, but that's not an option for everyone.
Kirk Furlotte, Atlantic manager for the Community-Based Research Centre
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