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Dried Blood Spot (DBS) HIV Test Toolkit

NSW Health has launched a social media toolkit on HIV home testing for use by community, health and other key organisations.
The toolkit provides materials and guidelines on how you can support and promote the new home HIV test in your social media campaigns.The HIV home testing kit, Dried Blood Spot (DBS) HIV Test is an exciting new development that makes testing easy, reliable and confidential by allowing individuals to order a free self-sampling kit online, take their own sample in the privacy of their home and send it to a laboratory for testing and results management.
The free test kit can be ordered at http://www.hivtest.health.nsw.gov.au.
HIV remains a public health concern in Australia with an estimated 27 150 people living with HIV in Australia in 2016. Nearly one in ten Australians living with HIV are unaware they have the virus and may be unknowingly passing on the virus to others.Today’s treatments are very effective and mean those living with HIV can live long and healthy lives.  That is why access to easy, reliable and regular HIV testing is very important.Starting conversations on social media enables us to provide information and raise community awareness of HIV testing by engaging with our existing audiences and reaching out to new ones.

Download and share the social media toolkit here http://bit.ly/2sOWSMU

It’s recommended that you create a post on social media once a week for the next two weeks.

For more information about HIV home testing visit http://www.hivtest.health.nsw.gov.au
or call Sexual Health Info Link on 1800 451 624

Thank you for your support in promoting HIV home testing among our communities.

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