In the news: Dr. Sean Rourke featured in Macleans article about self-testing HIV kits
Dr. Sean Rourke, CANFAR Board Member and Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at Unity Health Toronto, was featured in the Macleans article about self-testing HIV kits. Seventy seven countries have approved home self-testing kits but Canada is not yet one of them. There are approximately 9,090 individuals in Canada who do not know their HIV status; in other countries these kits have proven to be key in improving HIV diagnosis rates, improved health outcomes for those with HIV, and a decrease in the transmission of HIV.
Read the Macleans article to learn more about the critical importance of these kits in ending the HIV epidemic in Canada.