HIV Self Tests allow people to learn their HIV Status in a private setting or with the support of someone they trust.
With a self-test, an individual collects their own sample, conducts the test and interprets the result themselves. The self-test that is available in Canada uses a blood sample from a finger prick. If an individual tests positive, it is important they seek confirmatory testing.
Self testing can be an empowering tool for people to take control over their health, access care and support, or make choices to prevent HIV and ensure they live long and healthy lives.
Ashley Rose Murphy