NYS Department of Health Announces HIV Self-Test Giveaway Campaign

The HIV self-test giveaway is a self-testing strategy that makes HIV testing easily accessible and available to persons who may not seek out traditional in-person HIV testing services. The giveaway launched on November 13, 2023, and will end on December 31, 2023. 

An HIV self-test kit allows people to learn their HIV status quickly and conveniently in the privacy of their own homes. New York State's first HIV Self-Test Giveaway began in 2016 as a pilot project to reach those who identify as men who have sex with men. The populations prioritized during this giveaway include cisgender Latinas, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities, and cisgender Black women.  

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