FREE HIV SELF-TESTING KITS
We are excited to partner with CBRC for their Test@Home program! Outlink is providing free HIV self-test kits to anybody in 2SLGBTQ+ and allied communities.
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. Using an HIV self-test is ideal if you are someone who experiences barriers to testing, or simply want the convenience of testing in your own home.
You are able to request as many kits as you need - we encourage taking multiple kits in case of an invalid result or errors that come up with your first test. You can also request multiple kits 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.
For more information on the program, visit CBRC's website here.
To get your free HIV self-testing kits, click the button below to contact us! You can schedule an appointment to pick up at our office. We are located at CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW).
Tips & tricks for testing
Have questions about the HIV self-test, or HIV in general? Reach out to a Test Now Buddy. Test Now Buddies are peer support volunteers at CBRC who can offer support and guidance about how to use an HIV self-test correctly. They can also connect you to resources such as confirmatory testing and HIV prevention tools.
Test Now Buddies are available by phone, text and email.
Toll Free Call/Text: 1-877-607-2272
Outlink is also available for peer support. Feel free to contact us during office hours, or contact the You Matter Peer Support & Resource Line.
Outlink Peer Support
(Mon-Thurs, 10 AM - 12 PM, 1 - 5 PM)
Call/Text: (403) 234-8973
More info at the Peer Support page on our website
You Matter Peer Support & Resource Line
(Mon-Thurs, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Call/Text: (587) 800-4121
Online chat on our website (click the widget in the bottom right corner)
What to do after your test
Test@Home is a program brought to you by CBRC, and is made possible with the support of the Public Health Agency of Canada.