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HIV In-Home Testing

More than 110,000 New Yorkers are living with HIV, but as many as 1 in 5 don't know they are infected. By knowing your HIV status, you can protect yourself, your partners, and, if you're pregnant or planning pregnancy, your baby. Many agencies throughout New York City offer free and low-cost HIV testing services. HIV tests that are available for purchase from retailers, such as online stores and pharmacies, allow consumers an additional option to test themselves for HIV.

This page provides information about commercially available HIV self-test kits.

Information for the Public

In-Home HIV Test Giveaway

The Health Department is piloting a program to give away free HIV home test kits. This program launched in November and will last for a limited time.

Take this brief survey to see if you are eligible.

Please email if you have any questions about the Giveaway

If you are not eligible for this Giveaway, but are interested in testing yourself for HIV in the privacy of your own home, you can purchase the HIV home test online or at most chain pharmacies.

In-Home HIV Testing