British Columbia is a leader within Canada when it comes to HIV testing and awareness. Over the summer, two Vancouver-based community pharmacies and two Vancouver Island-based pharmacies began offering free HIV rapid testing – a first in Canada.
Health Minister Terry Lake said that B.C. needs to maintain its momentum. “B.C. is recognized as a global leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS and I believe that through bold action and smart investment we can remain leaders,” he said, in a statement.