OutFront Minnesota has teamed up with The Aliveness Project to help Minnesotans know their HIV status. To help end an epidemic, OutFront will distribute 1,000 at-home HIV test kits for free across the state!
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 9,697 people are living with HIV in Minnesota. With the number of newly diagnosed HIV infections rising and Hennepin County, Ramsey County, and Duluth experiencing an HIV outbreak, it's crucial to keep your sexual health a priority.
What is an at-home test kit like?
The test kits are conveniently sized – about as large as a peanut-butter sandwich. They have a handy drawer for the supplies, which are easier to use than a Covid-19 home test.
Instructions are in both English and Spanish. Follow the easy-to-use flip guide as you slide the testing swab around your gums, and within 20 minutes, you'll have accurate results on your HIV status.
Want to learn more?
Watch this tutorial from the manufacturer.
Or visit the FDA for more information. https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/facts-about-home-hiv-testing
What should I do if I test positive?
The test will come with information and resources available to you. The Aliveness Project can help, too. For information on how to receive kind and confidential care, visit the website.
What if I test negative but still want more information on preventing HIV?
The Aliveness Project has got your back. Check out its website and visit the onsite PrEP clinic where community members can receive preventative STI care.
Interested in partnering with OutFront for home test kit distribution?
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information!