Providing Support and Fighting Stigma Since 1988
Welcome to Trellis HIV and Community Care (Formerly HARS), a safer space providing stigma-free HIV/AIDS education, Harm Reduction, and support services across Kingston and South Eastern Ontario.
DONATE to Build-A-Bed @ the Integrated Care Hub
DID YOU KNOW? The beds at the Integrated Care Hub are used over 17,000 times per year! That's a lot of wear and tear! Help us fundraise $30,000 to buy new beds for the ICH rest zone!Donate Today
Friends For Life Bike Rally - Donate Today!
The Friends for Life Bike Rally is an amazing community of over 200 riders and crew, whose very presence cycling along the route reminds people that HIV isn't over and that the needs of the people Trellis serves continue to be great. The funds raised benefit the work of Trellis HIV & Community Care, which provides a number of crucial supports to people living with, affected by and at risk of HIV/AIDS.Learn More
ICH - Adopt A Locker
Inspired by the 'Solidarity Locker program in Lisbon, and the 'Keepers Project' in Durham Region, the 'Adopt a Locker' program serves to provide a safe, dignified place for unhoused people to store their belongings. We are aiming to raise $100,000 for this initiative.
To learn more, please click here.
Undetectable = Untransmittable (U = U)
The evidence is in: If you are HIV+, take treatment and maintain an undetectable viral load, you can have sex knowing that you won’t pass HIV to your sex partner.
In short, when HIV is undetectable, it’s untransmittable.Learn More
Support, Not Stigma
Read the results of the Integrated Care Hub’s (ICH) Community Needs Assessment, which tells the stories of the people we serve.Read More
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Prevent HIV with one pill a day. Learn more about
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, a highly effective HIV prevention strategy that HIV-negative people can use to lower their chance of getting HIV.
HIV Self-Testing is Here!
Know your HIV status.
Order a test. Do it at home.
Get your results in minutes.
With GetaKit, you’re self-testing, but not testing alone.
Participate in GetaKit - a study about the mail-out delivery of free HIV self-test kits in Ontario.Get the Details
find the support you need
Programs and Services
Learn about the many programs and services offered by Trellis HIV and Community Care.
We’re here to serve! Whether you’re in Kingston or elsewhere in Southeastern Ontario, Trellis HIV and Community Care has options for you.
Looking for information on HIV, sexual health or Harm Reduction? Find it here.
Take Action With Us
Get involved with Trellis HIV & Community Care and help our community thrive! From volunteering to taking part in a campaign or event, there are so many ways to make an impact and end stigma.