HIV Self-Testing Program Starts– Get the Word Out! 


The Pennsylvania Department of Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Expanded HIV Testing Initiative (PEHTI) and the HIV Prevention and Care Project (HPCP), has introduced the HIV Self Testing Program (HST) for individuals who reside in Pennsylvania (excluding Philadelphia County). The goal of this program is to help individuals get tested who would not otherwise go to a doctor or testing clinic. Tests are available from the website. Individuals must read the information on the website and answer a few questions in order to receive an FDA-approved OraQuick home HIV test kit mailed to their provided address. Support for clients who request and administer the HIV self-test is available through OraQuick and HPCP, as noted on the website. Any individual with a Pennsylvania address can get a test. Those who reside in Philadelphia County should visit PhillyKeepOnLoving to order the HIV self-test kit and get additional information about testing from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Click here to email if you have any questions.