Now you can order a free HIV self-test!

Action positive VIH/sida (APVS) is piloting GetaKit, an HIV self-testing program. GetaKit by APVS is designed to make HIV self-testing available at no cost to Francophone residents of Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. You are eligible if you are :

  • Any gender (cisgender, transgender, non-binary)
  • Any sexual orientation (2-spirited, gay, bisexual, lesbian, queer, heterosexual, etc.)
  • Any citizenship status, including international student, temporary worker or non-status
  • 16 years of age or older
  • HIV-negative or don’t know your status
  • Not enrolled in an HIV vaccine trial
  • Not diagnosed with a bleeding disorder

GetaKit first launched in Ottawa July 20, 2020 to study the feasibility of a mail-out HIV self-testing program, and is co-led by the University of Ottawa and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), with support from Ottawa Public Health, MAX Ottawa, AIDS Committee of Ottawa. 


What’s involved?

Step 1

Register online

Step 2

Order your HIV test

Step 3

Do it at home

Step 4

Get your result