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Get Tested! Women Doing It for Themselves – June 27th 2021

June 17, 2021

We are offering free HIV Self-Testing kits to all women in the community, June 27, 2021. 

Testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) is an important step, empowering women to connect with treatment and care, take control over their health, and prevent further transmissions. In Ontario, women may now test for HIV, by using an HIV Self-Testing kit. Unlike the other tests, this new type of test, which was newly approved by Health Canada in November 2020, is a do-it-yourself test. This means you follow instructions to collect your blood sample, conduct the test, and interpret the result. You can do this wherever you want with whomever you want. If the test indicates “positive”, the result needs to be confirmed by getting a standard HIV test at an anonymous HIV testing clinic, where your test results remain anonymous.  

Using the Care Collective campaign approach, we aim to normalize HIV testing as a self-care practice.

Limited number of kits available.

To receive a kit, please contact 

Noxy at whai@aidsnetwork.ca 

or

Nomvelo at accho@aidsnetwork.ca