GetCheckedOnline overcomes testing barriers

Internet-based testing services for sexually-transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) are intended to make it easier to get tested. It’s possible though, that people who use these services already have good access to testing, widening the gap for people who need to get tested the most. We tested these scenarios in a study comparing the experiences […]

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$2 Million dollars awarded to study expansion of GetCheckedOnline

We are pleased to announce our recent success in the HIV Implementation Science Team Grant competition funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Ours was one of five teams in Canada to be awarded this prestigious grant, which will enable us to research the necessary conditions to effectively and equitably scale up GetCheckedOnline to […]

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E-Loyalty in a Sexual Health Website

What influences users’ “e-loyalty” to certain health promotion websites over others? If one were to design a health promotion website to attract and retain visitors, what are the important features to consider? This article examines how the ease of understanding information presented on the BCCDC’s sexual health promotion website SmartSexResource influenced users’ trust, perceived effectiveness, […]

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Latest findings on GetCheckedOnline presented in Rio!

Some of our latest findings on the impact of GetCheckedOnline (GCO) were presented this summer at the STI & HIV World Congress in Rio de Janeiro. In a survey comparing GCO to STI clinic clients, we found: Satisfaction with testing through GCO was comparable with or higher than STI clinic clients (Poster). Users of GCO […]

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Research Themes

Digital Health Health Equity Health Literacy Health Systems Internet Based Testing Partner Notification Risk Self-assessment Tools Sexual Health Websites