REACH Nexus’s I’m Ready HIV self-testing research program releases its first data summary

The I’m Ready research program’s first-ever data summary, for the program’s first quarter, is now available. Covering participant data from June through August 2021, the summary shows promising uptake of the program among key populations and includes 3 positive test results.

Noted Dr. Sean B. Rourke, I’m Ready’s Principal Investigator, Director of REACH Nexus and Scientist with MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, “Collecting data in real-time is critical to understanding what is and isn’t working so we can continue to improve our program and make a difference—particularly for key populations who are most affected by health inequities.”

“In just our first quarter, we’re pleased to have reached so many people in Canada, especially from within our key populations and in more rural and remote areas where there are more barriers to testing and care. Notably, three participants submitted positive results. They can now begin their journey to treatment and care, which shows I’m Ready’s real-life impact. Now, our team will continue to work on expanding I’m Ready’s reach in our efforts to get everyone in Canada who is undiagnosed connected to the care they need, and to end HIV transmission in Canada.”

Read about the data summary and learn more about the I’m Ready HIV self-testing research program on the website.