HIV Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) in Canada: Action Plan 2015-2020
Jacqueline Gahagan, Brian Condran, Mohammad Hajizadeh
December 1, 2015
Purpose - The overarching purpose of this Action Plan is to help establish recommended actions in relation
to greater equity and support in building our national HIV testing response, including, but not
limited to, an increase in awareness, access to and uptake of HIV point-of-care-testing (POCT)
in Canada by 2020, and the development of expected outcomes or progress indicators towards
these actions. To achieve these, both leadership and collaboration with and by government,
community, research, industry, health care and government partners, including the provincial
health authorities and provincial laboratories, will be required to advocate for change. This Action
Plan is therefore meant to be used as an advocacy tool to advance these key issues.
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