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Free HIV Testing

Planned Parenthood is now offering free at-home HIV testing kits for people who identify as men who have sex with men, thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health. Book a telehealth appointment online to request your free home HIV testing kit and you can receive a $15 amazon gift card with the kit. Get your test results from the comfort of your own home – no return shipping required! The free test is also available in-person appointments at our Greater Minnesota health centers.

We are here to help patients in the greater Minnesota area overcome obstacles with home testing kits, during the pandemic and beyond.

*See below for grant details and qualifications

How the Grant Works

How Do I Request a Home HIV Testing Kit?

Have an STD telehealth visit with one of our providers and request a home HIV testing kit.

We'll mail your gift card and testing kit to any zip code in greater Minnesota (outside of the 7 county metro area). 

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Who Qualifies? 

The grant from the Minnesota Department of Health offers free home HIV testing for patients who identify as men who are having sex with men in Greater Minnesota.

Visit one of our greater Minnesota health centers.

Planned Parenthood has 8 health centers across greater Minnesota. Visit any of these locations to receive your free HIV test. We'll mail your gift card to the address you provide.

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If you don't qualify for this grant...

Don't worry! Planned Parenthood is in-network for most insurance plans and offers other low- to no-cost options for those who qualify.

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How the Home HIV Test Works

  1. If a clinician determines that you are eligible for a home testing kit during a telehealth visit, they will offer you an HIV testing kit.
  2. You should receive the test within 3-4 days and it’s very important to take the test as soon as possible.
  3. The test uses an oral swab. You will collect the sample by swabbing between your gums and teeth. The kit will have more detailed information about how to take and read the results of the test. 
  4. After you get your results, report them by calling us and asking to speak to a nurse. If we do not receive a call, a nurse will contact you two weeks after the initial visit. 

 

Let's Talk about HIV Prevention

PrEP

PrEP: HIV Prevention with a daily pill.  PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. It’s a pill that reduces the risk of infection for HIV negative people. Our expert providers can help you decide if PrEP makes sense for you. 

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PEP

PEP is a series of pills you start taking after you’ve been exposed to HIV that lowers your chances of getting HIV. You have to start PEP within 72 hours (3 days), after you were exposed to HIV for it to work.  PEP is only for emergencies — it doesn’t take the place of using condoms or PrEP.

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Planned Parenthood North Central States

Planned Parenthood is a respected provider of sexual health services for men, including testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and diseases (STIs/STDs) and affordable PrEP for HIV prevention. We offer personalized care in a supportive, nonjudgmental environment.

This page contains HIV prevention messages. You can see a full list of the services we provide at www.ppncs.org.