Commentary on POCT for HIV/STBBI : an analysis of contextual factors impeding implementation in Canada

As part of the national efforts to diversify innovative STBBIs testing options for more equitable testing in Canada, NCCID has embarked on a knowledge translation program for public health professionals that aims to synthesize the best available evidence, identify the most adapted service delivery models to reaching underserved populations and highlights next steps to expand…

Reaching Underserved Populations: Leveraging Point-of-Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections to Explore New Program Options in Canada

Point-of-care testing (POCT) is one solution for rethinking testing and screening strategies. POCT offers the flexibility to perform medical diagnostic testing outside the clinical laboratory in close proximity to where the patient is receiving care… Read more in this publication.

Syphilis and HIV Point‐Of‐Care Testing Pilot Project: Alberta Health Services’ Edmonton STI Clinic Public Health Outreach Team

This publication summarizes the experiences of a Public Health Outreach Team (PHOT) in delivering HIV and syphilis POCT from February 2011 until December 2012, in Alberta. It provides an overview of the training required to accommodate and initiate this POCT project, quality assurance details, challenges experienced throughout the study, and the implications for the future of offering HIV POCT in practice, outside of a research project setting.