Free HIV tests could help fill gaps, but advocates say better access needed

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.jpgKirk Furlotte, Atlantic manager for the Community-Based Research Centre

This article was written by Haley Ryan and originally posted on CBC. Please click HERE to read the full article.

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Free HIV tests could help fill gaps, but advocates say better access needed
Free HIV tests could help fill gaps, but advocates say better access needed
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