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Feminizing HIV: Women's Experiences in Canada

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Tranzac Club

292 Brunswick Avenue

Toronto, ON M5S 2M7

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HIV is still largely conceived to be a 'gay men's disease' due to decades of stigma, despite more women than men living with HIV around the world. In Canada, almost one quarter of people living with HIV are women, a number that would likely be higher if health bodies tracked the number of women who are Trans living with the virus.

Please join a short but spectacular evening dedicated to lovingly discussing all things woman and HIV. For 15 minutes, Stella Osagie, the Women’s Community Development Coordinator at ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto) will present on what it means to be a woman living with HIV in Canada

This is followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and engage in general conversation. No academic experience needed!

This is a FREE event with food and drinks. However, space is LIMITED so attendees must register for their free ticket on eventbrite.

When/Where? On Wednesday November 27th, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:30PM at the Tranzac Club, Toronto, ON, M5S 2M7 (a few minutes away from Spadina station).

People living with HIV who attend are eligible to receive a 25$ stipend for their participation (must email beforehand). TTC tickets are also available upon request. Direct inquiries to james.tavares@mail.utoronto.ca

This is intended to be an informal event and we aim to make it a space everyone can feel comfortable in, regardless of your age, race, gender, sexuality, disability or HIV status!

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Stella Osagie is the Women’s Community Development Coordinator at ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto), the Toronto site for the provincial Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI). WHAI is a coordinated, province-wide Initiative to address women and HIV and AIDS in Ontario. Stella works with community partners to build their capacity on women and HIV and AIDS related issues, in order to reduce HIV stigma and increase access to services for women living with or at increased risk for HIV. Stella has a Master’s in Psychology and has worked in the HIV field for more than a decade.

This is a Better than Ted: Talking HIV Research event. Between a long day and getting home, join a friendly and inclusive chat on bold ideas about HIV research: treatment, care, policy, theory, and artistic representation. Brought to you by the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael's Hospital, Better than Ted: Talking HIV Research.

The views, ideas, and opinions expressed during the discussion are not those of the Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital or Universities Without Walls

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Event photo created by U.K artist Jane Shepherd.
Website: http://www.janeshepherd.com/
Photo taken from: https://twitter.com/janesheps/status/963559181281357829
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The image was inspired by #LovePositiveWomen , "a project that uses social media to link local grassroots gestures of love. Using Valentines Day as a backdrop, LPW creates a platform for individuals and communities to engage in public and private acts of love and caring for women living with HIV. Going beyond romantic love to deep community love and social justice, LPW is call to action. It requires participants to reflect on how they as either a woman living with HIV or an ally will commit to loving women living with HIV and then do it." - To learn more go to http://jessicawhitbread.com/project/love-positive-women/
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