Northern Health awards over $1.5 million to support HIV/HCV initiatives in communities
About 10 to 15 people are diagnosed with HIV in northern BC every year.
But that average may be higher as many people don’t know they have the disease.
“The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates around 25% of people living with HIV are unaware and so we want to continue to increase testing to reduce the number that are unaware,” says Northern Health Regional Director of Chronic Diseases Ciro Panessa.
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Angela White, St. Paul's Hospital Volunteer