One of these barriers that hinder people from getting tested for HIV in health facilities is the need for privacy and fear of stigma.
To address this, APIN and SH:24 have collaborated to provide easy access to free HIV self-test kits in Anambra and Taraba states through an online service called Self-Test Nigeria which will allow people to get tested for HIV in the privacy of their homes or personal spaces.
The service has also a virtual support component through which friendly, trained advisors can support clients with HIV Self-testing, counseling, and education on safe sexual practices and appropriate linkage/referral for Gender-Based Violence via accessible platforms like WhatsApp while maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality and privacy.
If you’re interested in this service, please register via: https://self-test.hiv/nigeria/ to be the first to know when we launch.
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