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Dear ICAD members:

We are pleased to share information about our current study, ‘The HIV Stigma and IME Project: An Exploratory Study Assessing and Understanding HIV-Related Stigma Among African Immigrants Living With HIV in Alberta, Who Have Had HIV-Testing During the Immigration Medical Examination (IME) Process’ with you.

This study will help us understand the experience of HIV testing during the immigration medical examination process, as well as the experience of stigma. It will provide us with information that will provide insight to how HIV testing is experienced by African immigrants, how services and care are accessed, and if stigma is experienced during the immigration testing process.

We are a study team of researchers from the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge, and the community.

We hope you will be able to share this study information with your staff and/or clients. Attached is a poster which may be distributed at your office or to people who are interested in the study (participants and/or non-participants). Feel free to reach Añiela at 403-210-7484 if you would like hard copies of the study posters and postcards.

If you would like to pass on the survey weblink directly to potential participants  here it is: http://tinyurl.com/phfwkmu

Thank you,

The HIV Stigma and IME Study Investigators

Añiela dela Cruz, University of Calgary
Vera Caine, University of Alberta
San Patten, San Patten and Assoc.
Jean Harrowing, University of Lethbridge

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