HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, it is a virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We are fortunate to live in an era when most of us who take our HIV medication(s), as prescribed, are able to suppress our viral load to undetectable levels. Rx Connect specialty Pharmacy assists patients to better understand and manage their condition, and to help support people living with AIDS or HIV. Our qualified staff supports patients accessing healthcare services, health case management and holistic care.

Access to HIV medications can pose a significant obstacle for patients. Rx Connect will act as administrators to support special authorizations, diagnostic coordination, injection training and scheduling to make sure our patient have access to specialty medication(s).

  • Every 3 hours, a person is infected with HIV in Canada.
  • 1 in 5 Canadians infected with HIV don’t know it.
  • 2,344: The number of new HIV diagnoses in Canada in 2016.
  • 12%: Increase in the number of new HIV diagnoses in Canada since 2015.
  • 6: Average number of new HIV diagnoses per day in Canada in 2016.
  • 6.4: Number of HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people in Canada.
  • 77%: Percentage of new HIV diagnoses that were among males.
  • Avoid direct exposure to blood or blood products.
  • Avoid sharing personal hygiene items (e.g. razors, toothbrushes, nail clippers).
  • Do not share needles.
  • Ensure tattoo or piercing facilities practice safe sterilization procedures.
  • Practice safe sex.