8 June 2018 - In late March, the USAID SHIFT program partnered with Hanoi Medical University (HMU) and Hanoi Preventive Medicine Center (PMC) to launch mail-home HIV self-testing kits. At-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) learn about the kits after completing online risk self-assessments advertised through social media. Within two months, 158 clients have received kits via HMU, 70% (111) of which have reported their test results so far – a higher proportion than typically found from self-testing services. USAID SHIFT and partners have already helped clients with reactive results confirm their HIV status and enroll in treatment. Confidential, mail-home HIV self-testing offers promise for expanding the number of people aware of their HIV status. The USAID SHIFT program and its local partners are also overcoming barriers to tracking and reporting self-testing outcomes by increasing client awareness and understanding of the importance of this step. The program will continue partnering with local agencies in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to expand self-testing offerings and follow-up support.