Reaching the Undiagnosed Webinar Series

As part of a national effort to reach Canadians living with undiagnosed HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted infections, the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), CATIE, and the CIHR Centre for REACH 2.0 joined forces to share promising practices for improved testing and linkage services in Canada.

About the webinar series

Testing and linkage services are a gateway to prevention, treatment and care. These services are also a part of an effective strategy to address HIV, hepatitis C and other STIs in Canada. To further improve our efforts to reach the right people, at the right time, at the right place, with the most effective testing programs, we need to explore innovative ways to expand testing opportunities for those who would most benefit and those who have been left behind by existing strategies.


Reaching the Undiagnosed: HIV and HCV Point-of-Care Testing in Canada - technologies and community programs


  • Geneviève Boily-Larouche, NCCID
  • Wangari Tharao, Women’s Health in Women’s Hands, Toronto, ON
  • Lesley Gallagher, HCV Pop-Up Testing Clinics, Vancouver Coastal  Health, Vancouver, BC
  • Christine Hughes, Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta
  • Jason Kielly, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Reaching the Undiagnosed: New testing technologies and approaches for syphilis - learning from other countries


  • Genevieve Boily-Larouche, NCCID
  • Rick Galli, BioLytical
  • Rosanna Peeling, International Diagnostics Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Michael Isaac,  Medical Officer of Health, Northern Health Region, Manitoba

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Webinar 3 (Feb 21, 12-1:30 EST): Reaching the Undiagnosed: Dried blood spot testing for Hepatitis C and HIV – a new approach for the rural and remote communities


  • Geneviève Boily-Larouche, NCCID
  • John Kim, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, ON
  • Jordan Feld, University Health Network, Toronto, ON
  • Geri Bailey, Saskatoon Tribal Council, Saskatoon, SK

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Webinar 4 (Mar 28, 3-4:30 EST): Reaching the Undiagnosed: HIV self-testing in Canada – what should we expect?


  • Geneviève Boily-Larouche, National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, Winnipeg, MB
  • Nitika Pant Pai, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • John Kim, Public Health Agency of Canada, Winnipeg, MB
  • Susanne Nicolay, Wellness Wheel, Regina, SK


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