Northern Health is distributing $1.59-million across the north to support community based HIV/HCV initiatives.
The funding will offer better access to a number of towns and First Nations communities.
Northern Health’s Ciro Panessa says having the resources in the community will help break the stigma.
He says no one should be ashamed to come forward to be treated or tested.
Organizations in Terrace, Prince Rupert, Smithers and the Gitxsan Health Society are some of the places that will get funding.