The Manitoba HIV Program provides information, specialized care, treatment, and support to approximately 1500 people living with HIV across the province. Our goal is to ensure that everyone who tests positive for HIV in Manitoba has the same standard of care and treatment regardless of where they live in the province.

The Manitoba HIV Program:

  • Links and retains people diagnosed with HIV to care, 
  • Works with clients, primary care providers, specialists and allied healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive HIV care and treatment close to home for people living with HIV,
  • Facilitates HIV prevention and education strategies for healthcare providers, community and the public,
  • Promotes routine HIV testing province wide,
  • Monitors and evaluates the quality and impact of the program on HIV in Manitoba, and
  • Supports and facilitates clinical and community based HIV research. 

The program has three sites for care in Manitoba:

The Manitoba HIV Program is a member of the Manitoba HIV-STBBI Collective Impact Network.

Our Team

Care team members include infectious disease physicians, primary care providers, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, mental health therapists, health educators, harm reduction supply distributers, outreach support workers, administrative and support staff, and a dedicated team of volunteers.

Our Leadership Team

Dr. Ken Kasper

  • Director, Manitoba HIV Program
  • Director, HIV HSC Clinic (IMID) 
  • Medical Doctor, FRCPC Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba

Dr. Lauren MacKenzie

  • Associate Director, Manitoba HIV Program
  • Medical Doctor, FRCPC, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Clinician Investigator Program
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Masters Public Health
  • PhD Candidate, Department of Community Health Sciences

Dr. Laurie Ireland

  • Primary Care Lead, Manitoba HIV Program
  • Medical Doctor, Family Medicine
  • Medical Director, Nine Circles Community Health Centre

Mike Payne, BA

  • Executive Director, Nine Circles Community Health Center
  • Strategic Facilitator, MB HIV-STBBI Collective Impact Network

Kimberly Templeton, M.Sc.

  • Program Lead, Manitoba HIV Program