Surprising findings in comparing GetCheckedOnline clients across BC

A poster presented last week by Aidan Ablona at the STI&HIV World Congress challenged our assumptions about testing barriers in BC. We’d often heard that outside of the Vancouver area it was more difficult to access face-to-face testing due to fewer testing services, and that stigma related to STIs and getting tested was higher.  In […]

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How effective is GetCheckedOnline?

Short answer – very!  We recently prepared this Report which summarizes everything about GetCheckedOnline as of early 2018, right from the planning and development through to our most recent research findings. It’s a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in finding out more about the program, including a description of how it works.

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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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Research Themes

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