National HIV Testing Week at CAHR

On May 1 and 2, 2020 the Canadian Association for HIV Research held its 29th annual Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2020). The conference, which was held virtually due to COVID-19, featured an e-poster from the Canadian AIDS Society about the past two years of the national HIV Testing Week (formerly national HIV Testing Day) initiative.

Images of the poster are below. If you are interested in viewing other posters or other parts of the conference, please visit the CAHR website.

2019 National HIV Testing Day Final Report

National HIV Testing Day was first launched in Canada on June 27, 2018, in order to highlight the importance of testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI), dismantle the stigma surrounding HIV and encourage Canadians to take charge of their sexual health by getting tested. The first national HIV Testing Day proved to be successful, testing over 800 Canadians for HIV and other STBBI.

Following an even more successful Testing Day in 2019, with testing numbers well exceeding the first year, CAS and the rest of the Testing Day steering committee are pleased to announce the expansion of the campaign to a national HIV Testing Week. With Testing Week, we can grow our capacity for encouraging Canadians to get tested by upsizing the number of participating organizations, creating more testing events and have more people who will #KnowTheirStatus!

Read the final report here.