Supporting People Living with HIV
REACH is working to evaluate evidence on the barriers that keep many people with HIV from staying in care.
Barriers like cost of treatment, unstable housing, food insecurity, access to skilled providers, geography, and mental health and addiction issues prevent many people with HIV from connecting with and staying in care, which eventually prevents them from further achieving the undetectable viral load that will enable them to live with HIV while breaking the cycle of HIV transmission.
We are working to develop and test evidence-based strategies to overcome these barriers and to connect and sustain the connections of people to care, including through a focus on using health counsellors and peer navigators.
Some recent initiatives focused on supporting people living with HIV
News + Insights
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
Opening the Curtain on Stigma: Tackling the “isms” Collectively Event
Building relationships and opening minds to change