The Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) now offers up to three free self-test kits for HIV. Gay, bisexual, transgender, queer men, non-binary, and Two-Spirit British Columbians are eligible to recieve these self-test kits by participating in the CBRC’s Sex Now 2021 survey.
Approved by Health Canada, the testing kits involve “a one-minute, finger-prick blood test.”
Chris Draenos, a research manager for the CBRC said the kit “allows them to make the choice of how they want to test, where they want to test, who they want to disclose to, without having to participate in a health-care system where there’s barrier access.” Surveys suggest self-testing is preferred over other methods, such as in-person clinics.
This article was written by Michelle Young for The Peak. Please click HERE to read the full article.