Bringing together the right people with the necessary expertise to end the HIV epidemic in Canada

Our focus is on pragmatic approaches to reaching the undiagnosed, implementing and scaling up new testing options, strengthening connections to care, improving access to options for prevention (PrEP and PEP) and ending HIV stigma.

Bringing New POC & Self-Tests for HIV, HCV and STIs to Market
Prevention and PrEP
Linking Testing to Care
Supporting People Living with HIV
Overcoming Stigma
Building Capacity & Supporting CBR

Overcoming Stigma

REACH is working to end the stigma that continues to surround HIV and sustains barriers to equitable care and treatment across Canada.

Research shows that HIV stigma is rooted in fear, created and sustained by misinformation, misunderstanding and myth. Ultimately the stigma surrounding HIV blocks access to testing, treatment and support, and increases the likelihood of HIV transmission. Reducing stigma and interrupting systemic barriers and health inequities will not be possible without ensuring the autonomy, self-determination and meaningful engagement of the individuals and communities most impacted by HIV.

We continue to identify population-specific health inequities and to implement and evaluate strategies that are grounded in a social justice and human rights approach to significantly reduce them and ensure health equity across all populations affected by HIV in Canada.

Some recent initiatives focused on overcoming stigma