Programming Connection

Non-clinic based testing 

Evidence reviews

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.

Webinar

New HIV testing approaches – Watch this webinar to see how program planners have implemented new approaches to HIV testing in a wide range of venues: dental clinics, prisons, pharmacies and more.

Program models

Case study

A rapid, anonymous HIV testing service offered in partnership with local organizations that have expertise with clients most at-risk for HIV.

Bright idea

An initiative that provides HIV and Hep C testing, and multidisciplinary support to people that are not engaged in care.

Case study

Three Vancouver dental clinics introduce rapid HIV screening in their practices.

Bright idea

A program that employs paramedics to provide HIV testing in homeless shelters.

Case study

A peer-based program that offered low-barrier HIV testing and connection to care through street fairs and in community organizations

Case study

An anonymous rapid POC HIV testing pilot in two Ontario correctional facilities.

Case study

A Vancouver STOP Project initiative that increases the number of sites that routinely offer HIV testing to people disproportionately affected by HIV.