UPEI joins national effort to eradicate HIV with REACH Nexus’s I’m Ready to Know


The University of Prince Edward Island has announced that it has launched REACH Nexus’s I’m Ready to Know project on its campus, which is focused on eradicating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Canada. The project, which has targeted numerous universities, implements and evaluates low-barrier options for HIV self-testing. UPEI will offer services to testers and will place specific emphasis on reaching those who are undiagnosed or who are first-time testers with self-testing kits. Those who complete their tests are asked to anonymously record their results and are given the option of accessing more information and support. UPEI says it is the first university in Canada to complete training so that it can offer the services.