National Forum on STBBI Testing and Linkages to Care: Reaching the Undiagnosed: Meeting Proceedings

Publication Summary

This meeting provided an opportunity for attendees to share current research and information on a range of STBBI testing modalities and programs from jurisdictions across Canada, and to discuss opportunities, challenges, and potential next steps for reaching the undiagnosed.

Discussions focused on the importance of community engagement in identifying the testing modalities most appropriate for different contexts; the critical importance of linkage to care after testing; the issue of stigma as a barrier to testing; and the challenge of scaling up promising practices into routine practice.