As health services conditions in developing countries are
oftentimes inadequate, some communities in Canada have the same problem. This
is why The Public Health Agency in Canada (PHAC) is working to train people in
remote communities to collect blood in culturally appropriate ways, using a
non-invasive technique known as dry blood spot collection, which involves taking
a drop of blood and smearing in on a special card, in order to test for HIV1.
This technique is easy to perform and everyone can do it. With the correct application
in those countries, it will help to diminish the infection in places where is
hard or stigmatized to get tested.