CHALLENGING THE STIGMA OF HIV/AIDS IN CARIBBEAN COUMMUNITIES
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)
In commemoration of
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
A Caribbean HIV/AIDS Dialogue
“Challenging the Stigma of HIV/AIDS”
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Truman College - Novar Hall Room 3426
1145 W. Wilson Avenue
9-10 am Continental Breakfast
10am-Noon Panel Discussion
12 noon Lunch
Caribbean American communities are incredibly diverse and have contributed greatly to the growth of this Nation.
As with many racial and ethnic minority communities, Caribbeans and Caribbean Americans have taboos against discussing sexual matters related to HIV risk. There is a stigma associated with men having sex with men and because of this stigma some individuals avoid getting tested for HIV.
Delayed HIV testing and diagnosis among Caribbean Americans seriously endangers their health and the health of their sexual partners.
Let's begin to break the stigma by discussing the risk factors associated with HIV and work to encourage our community to get educated, get tested and get treated.
CAMA is leading the effort to eliminate HIV/AIDS within ethnic and racial health disparities, also building capacity and bridges to care in communities of color
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Caribbean Association of Midwest America
The Caribbean Association of Midwest America (C.A.M.A.) is a non-profit charitable organization. The mission is to encourage, foster, promote, advance and stimulate economic and community empowerment, commerce, trade, business, finance, and professional interests through out Midwest America, The United States and the Caribbean. It comprises a unified body of people working towards a more prosperous outcome for Caribbean Americans here in the Midwest and the islands of the Caribbean including Panama, Guyana and Belize. The Association is non-political and non-sectarian.