December 1-6, 2019

Indigenous Communities Make the Difference

The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network  announces Indigenous leadership and their supporters will celebrate the 21st Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week December 1 – 6, 2019. It will launch in Ottawa, ON with a Parliamentary Tea followed by events across the country (Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and more) to unite an Indigenous response to HIV and AIDS mirroring the World AIDS Day theme ‘Communities Make the Difference’.

Samples of community work that will be highlighted:

  • Many events will provide new diagnostic Dry Blood Spot Testing for free or information on how to access
  • Launch 4 Indigenous tool kits: HIV & AIDS, STTBs, Hep C, and Harm Reduction
  • Launch of report on stigma and discrimination experienced by Indigenous peoples living with HIV

The series of events will connect Indigenous organizations and leadership, government
 partners, community health workers, and grass roots activists to raise awareness on the critical role of community to inform culturally safe approaches to wholistic HIV testing, care and treatment. It will also address barriers that stop communities from delivering essential services.

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