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Dignitas is working to develop strong partnerships that support HIV prevention and care for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. The Indigenous HIV Prevention and Care Project explored the role of an organization like Dignitas to support the delivery of HIV prevention and care among Indigenous communities in Canada.
CAAN and the AHA Centre are proud to have supported the “Adapting the Community Readiness Model (CRM) for HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Screening with Inuit Communities Developing Strategies for HIV Prevention with Community Input & Collaboration” project from the stages of grant development, data collection and piloting through to completion.
This project report responds to the need for documenting and sharing of domestic and international best and promising practices/approaches that demonstrate results toward meeting global HIV, TB, and hepatitis C reduction targets.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) Geneva engaged the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and the secretariat of the International Indigenous HIV & AIDS Working Group (IIWGHA) to undertake a qualitative study on stigma and discrimination experienced by indigenous peoples living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and/or having tuberculosis (TB) at work.
Aboriginal women are continuing to be over-represented among new HIV cases in Canada. Although Aboriginal people represent just 3.8% of the Canadian population, in 2005, estimates indicated Aboriginal people were about 7.5% of all prevalent HIV infections. Since 2004, at least 50% of newly reported HIV infections identified as Aboriginal are women and girls.
Weaving our Wisdoms (WoW) is a multi-year, multi-stakeholder initiative that supports Indigenous people living with HIV and AIDS by supporting connections to land-based teachings delivered by HIV Olders.