Test Now: Community Edition

Test Now: Community Edition is an innovative pilot project that provides free INSTI HIV Self Test kits to GBT2Q men through a network of more than 20 community-based organizations across the country. 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.

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With low barriers to access, Test Now: Community Edition makes obtaining HIV self-test kits as simple as going to a local community-based organization you trust, answering a few (optional) questions, and leaving with a kit. Each organization has the flexibility to distribute HIV self-test kits in the way that makes the most sense for their organization and the communities they serve. Some participating organizations even offer delivery and mail options!

In addition to helping get HIV self-test kits into the hands of people who need them, particularly at a time when access to health services is challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CBRC and our partners will be evaluating the pilot to better understand the role that community-based organizations can play in HIV self-test kit distribution in the future. We will share our findings and recommendations with community members, community-based organizations, healthcare providers, and policymakers, once the project has been completed.

To find a participating organization near you, click on your province or territory in the list below. Specific details concerning HIV self-test kit access may differ from organization to organization. Once you find the organization you want to access your kit from, click on the associated link to be brought to a page with that organization’s own HIV self-test kit access details.

Interested in learning more about HIV self-testing or accessing a video demonstration of how to use an HIV self-testing kit? Click here.

Test Now: Community Edition is made possible due to the support of REACH Nexus and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

 

Participating Organizations

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Centre for Sexuality
1509 Centre St S, Calgary, AB
Nolan Hill, Gay Men’s Health Specialist, [email protected]

Edmonton Men’s Health Collective (EMHC)
10526 Jasper Ave #202, Edmonton, AB
Mark McAllister, Board Chair, [email protected]
Jesse Murray, Program Coordinator, [email protected]
Brendan Collinge, Knowledge Development & Exchange Coordinator, [email protected]

HIV Community Link
110 – 1603 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Mark Randall, HEAT Program Coordinator, [email protected]
Karyn Jackson, Team Lead, [email protected]

HIV Edmonton
9702 111 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Juan Ugalde, Capacity Building Facilitator, [email protected]
Jonah Elke, Prevention & Education Lead, [email protected]

Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS)
University of Alberta
5-181 Education North, Edmonton, AB
Glynnis Lieb, Executive Director, [email protected]
Melissa Peters, Interventions Specialist & Harm Reduction, [email protected]
Corey Wyness, Comprehensve Health Education Worker, [email protected]

LGBTQ+ Wellness Centre
9117 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
Sarah Alexander, Executive Director, [email protected]
[email protected]

Medi-Drugs Millcreek
9117 82 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Dylan Moulton, Pharmacy Manager / Pharmacist, [email protected]

Turning Point Society
4611 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB
Mitchell Danser, Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator, [email protected]


AVI Health & Community  Services
Access Health Centre 713 Johnson St, 3rd Floor, Victoria, BC 
Taylor Teal, Health Promotion Manager, [email protected]
Marshall Kilduff, Health Promotion Educator, [email protected]


Rainbow Resource Centre
170 Scott Street, Winnipeg, MB
Bryce Byron, Information and Intake Coordinator, [email protected]


Sexual Health Nova Scotia
109 Logan Rd., Unit 1B, Bridgewater, NS
Leigh Heide, Provincial Coordinator, [email protected]

Cape Breton Centre for Sexual Health
PO Box 1598, Sydney NS
Vanessa Walker, Executive Director, [email protected]

Halifax Sexual Health Centre
7071 Bayers Rd Suite 302, Halifax, NS 
Abbey Ferguson, Health Promotion Coordinator, [email protected]
Kate Calnan, Executive Director, [email protected]

South Shore Sexual Health
109 Logan Rd Unit 1B Bridgewater, NS 
Julie Veinot, Executive Director, [email protected]


AIDS Programs South Saskatchewan
1325 Albert Street, Regina, SK 
Shiny Mary Varghese, Executive Director, [email protected]
Chantel Smutt, Education Coordinator, [email protected]

UR Pride Centre for Sexuality & Gender Diversity
3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina, SK 
[email protected]
kēr, 2STQBIPOC Coordinator, [email protected]


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