Programming Connection

Evidence reviews 

Evidence reviews synthesize the available research on a specific HIV or hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment, care  or support approach.

Disclosure programming – This review examines the evidence related to HIV disclosure and focuses on disclosure to sexual partners, family and friends.

Health Navigation – A review of the evidence to support the impact of health navigation on screening, testing and diagnosis, care, and treatment.

Does multidisciplinary care improve health outcomes among people living with HIV and/or HCV? – A review of the scientific literature found that people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C who access the services of a multidisciplinary care team are more likely to achieve optimal health outcomes, and in the case of hepatitis C, a cure.

Rapid point-of-care HIV testing – A review of the evidence to support the impact of rapid point-of-care testing on HIV testing uptake, acceptability, receipt of results and other outcomes.

HIV point-of-care testing in Canadian settings: A scoping review (CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS [REACH 2.0]) – The focus of this scoping review is to understand what is known about the use and implementation of HIV point-of-care testing in Canadian settings, to identify knowledge gaps in the evidence base and to provide evidence that will help shape and set research priorities.

Contact tracing: A review of the acceptability and effectiveness of contact tracing strategies and a snapshot of new technologies and promising approaches used for contact tracing in Canada.