MyChoices is an app designed to make it easier to test for HIV and access PrEP, a once daily pill that can prevent HIV. It allows someone to set up their own HIV testing plan and find locations near them where they can test. It also has information to answer sexual health questions for men who have sex with men, including gay and bisexual men. Quizzes can help users determine how often to test, help them decide what kind of test to use, and see if PrEP is an option for them.
The app is designed to offer the information someone might need in the simplest and quickest way possible. For instance, on the PrEP page you can watch videos or read more about PrEP, take a quiz to see if it’s right for you, and find doctors in your area who can prescribe it. Similarly, you can learn about different kinds of HIV tests and where to find them in your area, how to access free testing or health insurance, and learn answers to questions like “what should I do if a condom breaks?”
When you’ve set up a plan for when to do HIV/STI testing and are near your testing time, the app can remind you when you’re near a testing location. These reminders can be turned on and off, and are set to be inconspicuous- but you can change them to say anything you want them to.
When it comes to finding a place to test, you can filter locations to find exactly what you’re looking for- like a rapid test, a location that has drop-in hours, an LBGT community organization, or free testing.
The app also lets you order HIV home testing kits, condoms, and lube. It explains all of your options to help you choose, then links you to ordering pages to have them shipped to you in discreet packaging.
Overall, the MyChoices app integrates information about sexual health for young gay, bi, and other men who have sex with men, and helps them access whatever they need to support their sexual health. It’s easy to find out how often you should test, set up a test plan, and find locations near you that offer what you’re looking for. MyChoices gives you access to clear, up-to-date information on sexual health and options to help you feel secure and in charge of your health needs.