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…
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.
A 2012 review of evidence.
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.