Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic many people might avoid in person healthcare services. Such a hesitancy could stall the progress we are making in getting people tested for HIV so that they know their status and get linked to appropriate care. Fortunately, we have the systems and technology to allow people to get tested at home.
Building Healthy Online Communities (BHOC) is a consortium of public health leaders and gay dating website and app owners who are working together to support HIV & STI prevention online. Come learn how BHOC is leading the way in providing at home HIV testing via TakeMeHome and how Idaho and Oregon have implemented it in their backyards.
In this webinar, Jen Hecht from BHOC, and representatives from the Oregon Health Authority and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will explain the details of the TakeMeHome program and what it’s like implementing it in their jurisdictions in the era of COVID-19.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the reasons HIV self-testing may complement existing community and clinical testing options
- Understand the steps to getting an HIV self-testing program started in you area
- Learn how Idaho and Oregon implemented HIV self testing in their areas
- Jen Hecht, Building Healthy Online Communities (BHOC)
- Joshua Ferrer/Timothy Menza, Oregon Health Authority
- Kevin Brinegar, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare