Linking Testing to Care
REACH is implementing evidence-based treatment guidelines that would encourage people with HIV to get connected to care and initiate treatment early after diagnosis, and also have access to coverage of antiretroviral medication at no out-of-pocket cost.
These strategies and systems will significantly help more than 95% of people with HIV across all priority populations to be able to adhere to necessary treatment. They will ensure people living with HIV have access to the medications and other supports needed to achieve and maintain a suppressed viral load throughout their lifetime. Engaging and retaining these populations in care offers the best opportunity to support their health, wellbeing and vitality.
Some recent initiatives focused on linking testing to care
News + Insights
REACH Nexus’s I’m Ready HIV self-testing research program releases its first data summary
The impact of COVID-19 on our communities: from around the world to Quebec
EPIC project studies impacts of the health crisis caused by COVID-19
Ontario HIV Stigma Index team publishes BMC paper on the health impacts of internalized HIV stigma and depression
Paper’s findings are a valuable contribution to the literature on HIV stigma