Q&A with the HIV Legal Network

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Q&A with the HIV Legal Network HIV criminalization stops people from getting tested. It stops people from disclosing their status. It perpetuates institutional stigma. We cannot end the HIV epidemic without decriminalization.  The HIV Legal Network promotes the human rights of people living with HIV or AIDS and other populations disproportionately affected by HIV, punitive laws […]

Introducing Our Healthbox, increasing equitable access to health care tools

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One in ten Canadians living with HIV do not know their status. Twenty-one Canadians die of opioid toxicity daily. The health care systems we have in place leave too many Canadians outside the reach of care. This needs to change. Our Healthbox is a new smart, interactive vending machine that aims to be an integral […]

Recap: CANFAR at the International AIDS Conference #AIDS2022

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The 24th International AIDS Conference, AIDS 2022, hosted at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, was an overwhelmingly positive experience for CANFAR. We shared many incredible moments with members of the extended CANFAR family as well as the global HIV/AIDS community. We were moved by the reception to CANFAR’s youth awareness resource, Sexfluent, which directly […]

I’m Ready Research Program

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We are excited to announce the I’m Ready research program has officially launched! We are proud to support The REACH Nexus’ I’m Ready research program which is distributing 50,000 free HIV self-testing kits, asking survey questions through an app and offering peer navigator support to connect to care, all to improve HIV testing and care in […]

HIV self-testing kits are now approved in Canada!

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The CANFAR2025 campaign launches to support initiatives that will lead to end of the HIV epidemic in Canada in next 5 years TORONTO, November 3, 2020 – A major breakthrough in the fight to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Canada, it is now possible to purchase and self-administer a test for HIV in one’s home […]

CANFAR 20/25 Campaign


The next five years can be the last five years in our fight against HIV/AIDS in Canada This year’s edition of ‘Can You Do Lunch?’ marks the launch of the #CANFAR2025 campaign. This new fundraising and awareness campaign is destined to ensure the HIV/AIDS epidemic will end by 2025 in our nation, a new goal made possible […]

New study will evaluate HIV self-testing for the first time in Canada

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Countries that have implemented self-testing / home testing kits have improved HIV diagnosis rates, improved health of those living with HIV, and has resulted in a decrease in the transmission of HIV. TORONTO — A new study led by St. Michael’s Hospital’s MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions is the first in Canada to evaluate […]

CANFAR is pleased to jointly fund Canada’s first HIV self-test study

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HIV infections are still on the rise in Canada. In fact, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, in 2017, 14% of people living with HIV remain undiagnosed, which represents 9,090 individuals living with HIV who are unaware of their status. Current HIV testing approaches are not reaching the undiagnosed, who are estimated to […]