Last year we purchased 500 HIV testing kits and shipped them out to users who ordered them for free. The feedback we got is last year was that 7 of these individuals tested positive, and even though these testing kits are expensive to purchase, we decided to do what we could to continue the project with help from others.
Tervise Arengu Instituut (The National Institute for Health Development in Estonia) is going to provide us with free condoms and lubricant. The new NGO will manage the logistics, so the only things left now is to seek grants so that we can order more HIV testing kits as well as to cover the expenses we’ll have with envelopes and stamps. We’re also going to encourage our users to donate money.
Our first goal is to ship out free HIV testing kits, condoms and lube free of charge to all our users, and in the long run, our aim with this new NGO is to help projects all around the world to fight homophobia. Moreover, as always, work for a world where all people can enjoy their rights fully.
This is one of many very exciting projects for GLXY in 2018, and we hope to start up in Q1 or Q2 of 2019.