2021 AMI Online Salon

Animation as an informing and encouraging tool for the usage of HIV self-tests

Ava C. Schroedl, Shelley Wall, Derek Ng, Sean Rourke

Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada




For the first time, an HIV self-test is now available to people living in Canada. HIV self-tests remove many of the barriers seen in standard point-of-care testing. Yet, some barriers remain. Functioning as public health tool, an animation is being developed to promote the safe and accurate usage of HIV self-tests. This animation aims to decrease anxiety and psychological information avoidance and aims to appeal to a wide range of audiences.