Free HIV Self-Test Kits Mailed to You
CBRC’s Test@Home program provides free HIV self-test kits by mail to 2S/LGBTQ+ folks anywhere in Canada. People can request up to four kits, which will be sent in discreet packaging from the Community Based Research Centre. People can use this service as many times as they like.
HIV self-test kits allow people to access HIV testing where they want, when they want, and in a private and confidential setting. This reduces common barriers to traditional forms of HIV testing, empowering more people to know their status. If you are someone who experiences barriers to testing, or simply want the convenience of testing in your own home, CBRC is providing up to four HIV self-test kits to 2S/LGBTQ+ folks in Canada. These kits can be for yourself, for friends, or for people in your sexual or social networks.
The INSTI HIV Self-Test is similar to the existing healthcare provider administered rapid HIV test available in many parts of Canada. It is a simple finger prick test that provides results in minutes. You can watch a video demonstration of how to use an HIV self-testing kit here.
Need support? Have questions about the HIV self-test, or HIV in general? Reach out to a Test Now Buddy!
Test Now Buddies are available by phone, text and email to offer peer support and guidance about how to use the HIV self-test correctly. Buddies can also connect participants with HIV and STBBI prevention/care resources such as confirmatory testing and HIV prevention tools. Buddies can help connect folks with other relevant resources, like mental health support.
Toll Free Call/Text: 1-877-607-2272
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST, responses within 1-2 business days
Closed statutory holidays and December 24 2022 - January 2, 2023.
[email protected] is made possible with the support of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
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