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

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