• AIDS Institute Announces Free HIV Home Test Giveaway

  • The AIDS Institute (AI) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 statewide free HIV Home Test Giveaway (HHTG). The giveaway will end on January 31, 2020.

    The campaign is intended to address a gap in HIV testing among men who identify as gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, and transgender or genderqueer/gender non-conforming people who have sex with men. All New York State residents who meet the eligibility criteria will get a free HIV in-home test from OraQuick ®. Visit www.oraquick.com.

    Members can find the online eligibility survey at http://bit.ly/SelfTest4HIV  

    Fast Facts:

    All eligible participants will be sent a follow-up survey via email

    • The survey should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete
    • The survey asks about:
      • Experiences with the home HIV test
      • Sex life and other behaviors
      • Experiences with HIV prevention medicine (PrEP/PEP)
    • All participants who complete the follow-up survey are eligible for an incentive
      • $20 Amazon e-gift card
      • One card per email address
      • Emailed out to participants at the end of the campaign with instructions on how to redeem

    CONFIDENTIALITY is key:

    • Participation is voluntary.
    • Data collected will be strictly protected and kept confidential throughout the project period.
    • All identifying information, including the participant’s email address for receiving the electronic gift card, will be destroyed once the project comes to an end.
    • NYSDOH staff will not share identifying information with anyone.
    • By completing and submitting the online survey, participants are giving consent to participate in the evaluation survey and for the information provided to be used for evaluation purposes.