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According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan’s HIV rate is double the national average and Saskatoon has the highest HIV rate in the country.
Medical advances in anti-retroviral drug therapy and increased access to specialized care have extended the lives of many people living with HIV. But this longevity also has brought new health challenges not widely considered during the early days of the HIV epidemic.
Two Vancouver pharmacies will soon offer customers free HIV tests that will provide results on the spot in less than five minutes.