HIV/AIDS in the African/Black Diaspora: Addressing the Hidden Epidemic

Venue: Toronto City Hall

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Aug 12, 2006 End Date/Time: Aug 12, 2006
Registration Date: Jul 28, 2006
Early Registration Date: Jul 18, 2006
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This symposium launches the FIRST African/Black Diaspora Stream at an IAS Conference, which brings attention to the striking increase in the level of HIV/AIDS among black African and Caribbean populations living in developed countries in Europe and North America. Speakers/participants come from across Europe and North America, including representation from ACCHO, African HIV Policy Network, AIDS & Mobility Europe, AIDES, Black AIDS Institute, Global Youth Coalition Against AIDS, International Coalition on AIDS and Development, and Light of Africa NRW e.V. The symposium will review region and country-specific research, strategies, policies, and existing gaps. Presentations, Q&A, and panel/audience discussions will increase awareness and enable dialogue among policy/program developers, researchers, service providers, & community members. Additionally, there will be an identification of issues to be moved forward and discussed at our planning session in the Global Village on Thursday, August 17th that will subsequently lead to the development of an international network dedicated to addressing HIV/AIDS in the African/Black Diaspora. A reception shall follow featuring a special performance by Sheryl Lee Ralph, actor, writer, and AIDS activist, through the support of the Black AIDS Institute. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the entire program.


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Additional Information

Pre-registration is FREE and available online at DEADLINE TO REGISTER is JULY 28th.