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Saskatchewan “Get Tested” Initiative


ViiV Healthcare will partner with key external stakeholders to implement POCT as part of the ‘Get Tested’ project:

  • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Southern Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan Infectious Disease Care Network (SIDCN), Northern Saskatchewan
  • In collaboration with First Nation Communities.

People who are diagnosed with HIV will be linked into care within three rural communities, ensuring those who receive treatment receive it without delay.

This project aims to help communities develop and implement their own HIV diagnostic strategies and services, allowing long-term sustainability.


Key Facts

  1. Educationworldnet. 2017. Saskatchewan: Location and Land. [Online]. [3 April 2017]. Available from: http://library.educationworld.net/canadafacts/sk_landmass.html.
  2. Brandon University. 2017. Health Care Access of Northern Residents. [Online]. [3 April 2017]. Available from: https://www.brandonu.ca/rdi/projects/health-care-access-of-northern-residents/.
  3. Canada, G. of and Canada, S. (2016) Aboriginal Peoples: Fact Sheet for Saskatchewan. Available at: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-656-x/89-656-x2016009-eng.htm (Accessed: 24 February 2017).
  4. Skhivca. 2017. Skhivcollaborative. [.Online]. [3 April 2017]. Available from: https://www.skhiv.ca/.
  5. CBC News. 2017. HIV Epidemic Sweeping Saskatchewan Reserves. [Online]. [3 April 2017]. Available from: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/hiv-epidemic-sweeping-saskatchewan-reserves-1.3097212.
  6. CBC News. 2017. New HIV Infections On Sask. First Nations 11 Times Higher Than National Rate . [Online]. [3 April 2017]. Available from: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/hiv-rates-on-sask-reserves-higher-than-some-african-nations-1.3097231.