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New HIV testing innovation important for health of women

Posted by Media Centre on March 6, 2017 in News

Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan, Interim Director, School of Health & Human Performance and
Director of the Gender and Health Promotion Studies Unit can speak to increased access to and uptake of HIV testing, and important health issue for women worldwide. Dr. Gahagan is particularly concerned about lack of access to a 'new' testing innovation called 'INSTI' which, although approved by Health Canada in 2005, it is still not available in the Atlantic region. The test gives results – taken from a single drop of blood – in minutes. Dr. Gahagan has also shared her expertise with the Federal Minister of Health and the Public Health Agency on sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs), and why testing is so important to reduce the burden on Canadians. She’ll be sharing her insights through a webinar on March 8, 11am (register at: 1-800-263-1638 ext. 230)


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