The HIV testing landscape is changing quickly. There are many new developments on the horizon in self, venue and home-based testing and one of the most recent is the approval of the INSTI rapid HIV test for expanded use in Canada.

With an estimated 14% of people with HIV who do not know that they are living with the virus, the test’s updated Intended Use statement makes it possible for an increased range of healthcare professionals to use INSTI. This includes HIV counsellors and peer testers in more point-of-care (POC) and outreach settings. For more information, please click here.

While we are unsure how this change will impact HIV testing in Ontario, and look forward to having more discussions about how this will unfold.