It’s convenient and confidential: Ordering HIV Self-Tests from I AM

It’s convenient and confidential: Ordering HIV Self-Tests from I AM

April 23, 2024
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One groundbreaking step is the ability to order HIV self-tests online that can be sent directly to your home or wherever you live through the I AM website. The platform we built offers access to free HIV self-tests and helps people like you then be able to “know their status” and make decisions about your health, and get connected to care and support if you need it.

With HIV self-tests, you can now test when and where it is best for you, in safe spaces, without fear or stigma.

So, how does it work?

1. Visit our 'Get A Kit' page

Our 'Get an HIV Self-Test' web interface is user-friendly and designed to guide you with what you need to know. Whether you are using a computer, tablet, or smartphone, our website ensures compatibility across various devices for your ease and convenience.

2 . Answer a Few Quick Questions.

After you land on the website, click the “ORDER A KIT” button. You will be directed to a survey and prompted to answer a few simple questions. These questions are anonymous and designed to gather some information to help us know if we are reaching those who need to get access to an HIV self-test kit. And what we learn will help us design better outreach and campaigns to make sure we are reaching everyone in Canada who needs access.

3. Enter the Delivery Details.

After completing the survey, you will be prompted to enter the address where you would like the HIV self-test kit to be delivered. This step allows you to decide where it is best to send the kit(s) to you at a location that is most convenient and discreet for you. Whether it's your home address, workplace, or any other preferred location, the choice is yours. Rest assured, the platform respects your privacy, and handles all information provided with the utmost confidentiality.

4. Complete the Order.

Once you've selected the delivery address, press submit to complete the order. Your order will be processed swiftly and should arrive between 3-10 business days depending on where you are located within the country.

5. Receive and Use the Test Kit.

The HIV self-test kit will arrive at the address you specified in discreet packaging to ensure privacy and confidentiality. Upon receiving the kit, carefully follow the instructions provided to conduct the test accurately. The instructions are easy to follow and the test only takes a few minutes. You can also watch this video on how to do the test if that helps.

The self-test kit is designed to be user-friendly, allowing you to perform the test comfortably in the privacy of your own space. Results are available within a minute.

While waiting for your test results, I AM offers support and information through our care pathways resources. These are specific to each province and territory to help you get the support you need regardless of your test result.

We also offer peer support before, during, or after you self-test.

Whether you have questions about the testing process, need guidance on interpreting the results, or seek information about HIV prevention and treatment options, the platform provides comprehensive support to address your needs. Please book an appointment with a peer navigator today to help you through the testing process if you need it.

Ordering HIV self-tests directly to your home through I AM allows you to access the things that you need to take care of yourself. We believe that everyone in Canada deserves to have what they need to take care of their health.

And you can then take steps to support your health in ways that work best for you when you are ready. Whether you're seeking convenience, confidentiality, or peace of mind, I AM offers a solution that puts your health in your hands.

Order your HIV self-test kit with ease today – and take control of your health today and know your status!

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