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A presentation prepared by Monique Fong Howe that gives an overview of HIV and AIDS, touching upon race and ethnicity, gender, and other important facets of CAAN’s research.
View all the International Women’s Day (IWD) campaigns created by the CAAN community.
CAAN has two streams (programs and research)
that help to address some of the disparities that
Indigenous women living with or women who are
affected by HIV face.
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.
EONS was developed in consultation with a diverse group of approximately 300 Aboriginal women from communities and regions across Canada.