Welcome to the new REACH Nexus website


REACH Nexus is an ambitious national research group working on how to address HIV, Hepatitis C, and other STBBIs (sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections) in Canada.

Our focus is on 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.

Our fresh look and new website

You may have previously known REACH Nexus as REACH 3.0 or 2.0. Our name change and updated look reflects the progression of our work and our brand. We chose the name “Nexus” to emphasize how critical interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships are to our work, and to reflect REACH’s role as a catalyst, connector and incubator for innovation and pragmatic solutions in our field.

Notes REACH’s Director, Sean B. Rourke,

“We are excited about the evolution of REACH Nexus. Moving from ideas and research evidence into action that can make a real difference in the lives of people living with and affected by HIV and other STBBIs is why we exist. This new website was designed to feature our initiatives, the people involved, our network and how we are working together to move the field forward.”

How to use this website


Visit our Initiatives area for detailed project breakdowns of our work on HIV and STBBIs all across Canada. Critically, our Partners and Regions pages show the breadth of our network across the country and many of the organizations and institutions with whom we regularly partner in our work. Our Focus pages, meanwhile, outline the six major areas of focus that guide all that we do.

We also invite you to browse our Newsroom for news and insights from REACH and our partners—we’ve included a few backdated posts so you can see what we’ve been up to over the last while. You can follow REACH Nexus on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter to keep up with our latest news.

REACH Nexus is part of the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, and is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.