I’m Ready, Test: Using a mobile app to distribute free HIV self tests across Canada to reach the undiagnosed

HIV/TB Research 3 Mar 2024

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  • 10% of people living with HIV are unaware of their status
  • In November 2020, the introduction of Canada’s first licensed HIV self test played an important role in enhancing testing accessibility and reaching the undiagnosed population in Canada.
  • The I’m Ready program distributes free HIV self test kits to individuals around Canada for in person pickup or delivery through a private and convenient mobile app.
  • This study aims to describe the main outcomes of the program and assess its effectiveness to reach first time testers from key populations.