Saskatchewan tries ‘new and innovative’ way to expand HIV testing

CBC Saskatchewan reported on an exciting new initiative from a pharmacy in Regina that seeks to improve access to HIV testing by offering INSTI tests to all their customers.

With Saskatchewan experiencing the highest rates of HIV in Canada, the testing project aims to help those who do not yet know their HIV status to be linked with care and support.

“We wanted to try a new and innovative way to reach different populations that weren’t already accessing testing,” said Susanne Nicolay, clinic and project coordinator with Wellness Wheel.

“We know the earlier we can diagnose and engage people in care, the better outcomes they’re going to have, the better health they’re going to have and the longer life they’re going to have.”

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