Cases of HIV continue to go up in Canada, especially in prisons. Lack of testing exacerbates the problem, but there is hope from the self-test, as easy to administer as the COVID rapid test. Governments should take note and act.
While Canada continues to pump unprecedented resources into combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, some health experts wish the federal government would have the same sense of urgency when it comes to the ongoing epidemic of HIV/AIDS.
Vancouver’s Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) is linking with 20 community organizations across Canada to provide 1,500 free HIV self-test kits to the public.
The Test Now community distribution project aims to “evaluate the efficacy and uptake of new HIV testing technologies while increasing access among gay, bi, trans, and queer men and Two-Spirit and non-binary (GBT2Q) people.”
This article was written by Stephen Wentzell and originally published on Rabble.ca. Please click HERE to read the full article.
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