Programming Connection

Targeted Testing Initiative 

Vancouver STOP Project
Vancouver, British Columbia

Why Was the Program Developed?

One of the goals of the overall STOP HIV/AIDS Project was to increase opportunities for HIV testing and diagnosis. The Vancouver STOP Project explored and implemented several different strategies to expand testing opportunities for everyone in Vancouver, including the integration of a routine offer of HIV testing in family practice and acute care.

In order to expand testing opportunities for key populations disproportionately affected by HIV, the Vancouver STOP Project developed a targeted settings strategy to increase the capacity of services and programs that primarily serve clientele from high prevalence populations to offer HIV testing routinely.