More support needed for HIV prevention, testing, treatment in northern Ontario First Nations, researcher says – CBC

Sean Hillier says many Indigenous people are forced into urban centres for care

Jul 24, 2019

A researcher who specializes in how federal policy impacts access to health care in First Nations says more needs to be done so people in Ontario’s northern Indigenous communities can receive prevention education, testing and treatment for HIV closer to home.

Sean Hillier, who is an assistant professor in the school of health policy and management at York University’s faculty of health, said the federal government spent just under $1 million on HIV prevention, education, testing and treatment in Ontario’s First Nations during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. He said his research also found that those resources were not spread out evenly.

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