The “Understanding HIV Transmission in African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Communities Following Arrival in Canada Study” or MSAFIRI project was implemented between 2014 – 2017 with aim of shedding light on HIV acquisition in persons from ACB communities after their arrival in Canada.
The findings of the project illustrates how and why ACB are acquiring HIV after they arrive in Canada when they are negative or when born in Canada.
Held on May 14, 2018 this webinar engaged with a panel of experts in the field, front-line workers and other service providers working with ACB communities, researchers, policymakers, and community members, in a thoughtful discussion on new, innovative strategies to reduce HIV acquisition post-migration in ACB communities in Canada.
Thank you to our expert panelists:
- Abigail Kroch – Director of Data and Applied Science at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network
- Denese Frans – Community Health Worker at Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (CHC)
- Garfield Durrant – MSM Prevention Coordinator at the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP)
- Wangari Tharao – Director of Research at Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (CHC)
- Wesley Oakes – Provincial Strategy Worker under African, Caribbean and Black communities in Ontario African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario
- Winston Husbands – Senior Scientist at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network
Webinar hosts: Women’s Health in Women’s Hands CHC, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, the African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario, the MSAFIRI Post-Migration Health Project Research and KTE team and Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD).