HIV Self-Testing Distribution Project

HIV self-test kits play an important role helping to reach the HIV undiagnosed in Canada. This tool complements our other HIV testing approaches and has the potential to increase the overall uptake of HIV testing in Canada.

In August 2022, the Government of Canada announced new funding to purchase and distribute HIV self-test kits across the country. This funding came to an end on March 31, 2024, although self-test kits continue to be available through some organizations.

How your organization can participate

Organizations that would like to learn more or sign up to distribute HIV self-test kits can contact Reena Anthonyraj at

Individuals interested in HIV self-testing can order HIV self-test kits from the CATIE Ordering Centre.

Support for service providers

To learn more about distributing HIV self-test kits and supporting people who use them, see the HIV self-test kit training workshop series, HIV self-test kits: They’re here! Now what?.

For more information on HIV self-testing see:

For information to share with individuals interested in HIV self-testing see:

Additional resources can be found in the HIV testing and diagnosis section of the CATIE website.

HIV Self-Test Promotion Toolkit

CATIE has prepared materials to help organizations get the word out about their HIV self-test kit distribution. This includes social media graphics and messaging, as well as a promotional poster to let your clients know you provide HIV self-test kits.

Access the toolkit