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Health Canada: Rourke and Health

health canada: Sean Rourke, a scientist with the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St, according to CTV. Michael's Hospital, said the clinical trial will begin in Toronto on Wednesday before expanding across the country in coming weeks. Dr. The neuropsychologist said data will be collected on 1,000 people who will take the one-minute, finger-prick blood test at sexual health clinics in several provinces. Rourke, who serves on the board of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, said the number of new HIV cases in Canada has increased in recent years, in contrast to the downward trend seen in other G7 countries. Rourke said he's hopeful the study's findings will persuade Health Canada to approve the first HIV self-test for use as early as 2020. ( As reported in the news.