Welcome to GetaKit

GetaKit is a University of Ottawa study to evaluate an online assessment and mail-out system for sexual health services, including testing and prevention.

Our purpose

We want to know how many people use these tests, their test results, and if people are linked to care. GetaKit provides HIV self-tests (Canada-wide) and requisitions and swabs for sexually transmitted infections (Ontario). Register, complete the risk assessment, and see what tests, supports, and services are recommended for you.

Read our plain text consent form

Are you eligible?

You may be eligible for HIV self-testing if you are: 

  • 16 years or older
  • HIV negative, or unsure of your status
  • Not enrolled in an HIV vaccine trial
  • Not diagnosed with a bleeding disorder
  • Sexually active or use injection drugs


You may be eligible for STI testing if you: 

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Live in Ontario
  • Have health insurance
  • Are willing to go to a lab for testing
  • Sexually active

How does it work?

Register online

Order your tests

Do it at home

Get your results

  • Using an HIV self-test offers convenience and privacy.
  • GetaKit offers status-neutral linkage to care.
  • The GetaKit self-assessment algorithm offers a full list of recommended tests for sexual transmitted and other blood-borne infections.

Have a question?

Read our FAQs

Want to get in touch?

Contact us

Need more resources?

If you have symptoms of HIV, or if one of your partners has been recently diagnosed with HIV, or if you think you need PEP, GetaKit may not be the right service for you.

With GetaKit, you’re testing at home but not testing alone.

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