Upcoming Events

CINetwork is committed to bringing like-minded individuals together to share their knowledge and expertise through events, such as webinars and a spring and fall gathering.

HIV Self-Testing Technologies in Manitoba – Trends, Issues and Opportunities

Date: March 28, 11-12pm CST (virtual) 

Description: We will be hearing from Nine Circles very own Jared Star and Ken Bristow on the state of HIV Self-Testing in Manitoba. Updated data from the Community Links program will be shared along with emerging trends related to challenges and successes across distribution sites. The Community Links program has allowed us to offer HIV self-tests through the Pit Stop and Health Educator programming. 


Jared Star is a critical health research scientist specializing and non-profit consultant that leads the research portfolio of the MB HIV/STBBI Collective Impact Network. He is also a Vanier Scholar at the University of Manitoba currently pursuing a PhD in Community Health Sciences with a focus on critical social sciences approaches to public health challenges. He is passionate about research that leads to social change and strives for applied innovation through his academic work.

Ken Bristow has been living with HIV for over 20 years and is currently under contract with the Collective Impact Network as a peer research associate working on a variety of HIV self-testing projects. He is a devoted advocate for HIV self-testing and working with organizations to become distribution sites throughout Manitoba.