Is a province wide initiative aimed at improving the care of people living with HIV in British Columbia.


Optimal Prevention

Seek and Treat for

About Us

Rooted in the experiences and accomplishments of the Treatment as Prevention Strategy (TasP®), Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention (STOP) HIV/AIDS Program (STOP HIV/AIDS®), is a province-wide initiative for health professionals and community partners to better engage people living with HIV/AIDS, and specific at-risk groups, in HIV testing and treatment and to optimize support services.

Through the STOP HIV/AIDS® Program, a dedicated QI team developed and implemented two highly successful Structured Learning Collaborative initiatives, which resulted in significant improvements along the HIV continuum of care and better health outcomes for people living with HIV in BC. The BC-CfE has demonstrated its ability to successfully effect positive change along the HIV continuum of care and is continuing to use this approach with other chronic conditions that impact clients living with HIV/AIDS, such as opioid use disorder (BOOST Collaborative) and psychosis (TOP Collaborative).

Data & Monitoring

As part of the BC-CfE’s mandate to evaluate the outcomes of STOP HIV/AIDS® programming in BC, we have developed quarterly HIV/AIDS monitoring reports.


A quality improvement (QI) initiative led by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Mental Health Services.


The RETAIN Initiative seeks to promote treatment initiation for HIV-positive British Columbians who have never been treated with HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART)

The UNAIDS 95-95-95 Target with the goal to end AIDS as an epidemic by 2030.


of people of people living with HIV must be diagnosed


of people of those diagnosed must be on treatment


of those on treatment must have an undetectable viral load

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