The importance of getting tested for HIV is immeasurable. If you test negative, you have the peace of mind that you are HIV-free. If you test positive, you can get the medical care and medicine you need to help you live a longer, healthier life and also lower the chances of passing HIV on to others.
According to the CDC, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men represent approximately 2 percent of the United States population, yet are most severely affected by HIV. Getting tested is the first step to finding out if you have HIV — and knowing your HIV status and getting tested has never been easier.
Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health is conducting a research study on home HIV testing. The purpose of this study is to help researchers understand how men who are not trained in HIV testing can test themselves at home by following test kit instructions, doing the test on their own, and reading and reporting their results.
If you are eligible and agree to participate, you can learn your status and get Amazon.com credits! They will mail you free rapid HIV home testing kits that allow you to test yourself and read your results within 15-20 minutes. You can earn up to $60 if you complete all study activities.
Researchers will first ask you some questions to see if you are eligible to participate. You must be at least 18 years of age to take part in this study. They will then ask you to provide your contact information and complete a 15-minute internet survey.