Test Now

Free HIV Self-Test Kits

CBRC’s Test Now program provides free HIV self-test kits to 2S/LGBTQ+ folks through a network of dozens of community-based organizations and venues across the country. These kits will 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 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. Test Now will also be making HIV self-test kits available to dozens of queer/trans-owned or friendly businesses (bars, bathhouses and bookstores) across Canada to distribute.

Note: This program will roll out through December, with more organizations and businesses added to the list as they come onboard. Specific details concerning HIV self-test kit access may differ from organization to organization.

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 is made possible due to the support of the Public Health Agency of Canada.


Social Media Toolkit

If you want to contribute to the promotion of the Test Now, help us spread the word by sharing information through your social media channels, websites, or newsletters. To help you do this, we have created a number of promotional resources for you to use, which you can access and download below.

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Social Media Messages
  • Having trouble getting tested for HIV? We have a solution! Get free HIV self-test kit(s) [from ____________] today. [Click on the link to find a participating organization near you.]
  • Getting tested for HIV is the only way to find out your status. Get free HIV self-test kit(s)[from ___________] today to learn yours! [Click on the link to find a participating organization near you.]
  • Sexually active folks are recommended to get an HIV test at least yearly. Have you had one recently? Get a free HIV self-testing kit [from ____________] to learn your HIV status. [Click on the link to find a participating organization near you.]
  • Getting tested for HIV doesn't need to be complicated. Cut through the red tape by getting a free HIV self-testing kit [from ____________] today. [Click on the link to find a participating organization near you.]
  • Know your HIV status on your own terms. Get a free HIV-self-testing kit [from ____________] today. [Click on the link to find a participating organization near you.]
  • Missed your regular HIV test due to COVID? Get a free HIV self-testing kit [from ____________] to complete from the comfort of your own home. [Click on the link to find a participating organization near you.]
  • Knowledge is power! Know your HIV status by getting a free HIV self-testing kit [from ____________] today! [Click on the link to find a participating organization near you.]
  • We are partnering with __ organizations across Canada to distribute free HIV self-test kits. Find out more at ___.
  • Get free HIV self-test kit(s) in programs designed by and for 2SLGBTQ+ folks.
  • Hey [name of city] - get your HIV self-test kit(s) from [name of org]!

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