Stigma Can’t Win: HIV and Hep B Among African Immigrants
Starts at: September 20, 2018 3:00pm ET
Ends at: September 20, 2018 4:30pm ET
High levels of stigma within African immigrant communities in the US affect HIV and hepatitis screening, access to care, medical adherence, retention in care and disclosure. This continues to undermine health outcomes for African immigrants living with or at risk for HIV or hepatitis. Join this webinar to hear health care providers and African immigrants living with HIV/hepatitis share their experiences. This will be an interactive online panel discussion with discussions on personal experiences, lessons learned and initiatives focused on dismantling stigma.
Identify the root causes of HIV and hepatitis-related stigma.
Identify the effects of stigma.
Understand how prevention-related stigma is different from the stigma of living with HIV or hepatitis.
Hear from African immigrants living with HIV/hepatitis about the impact that stigma has had on their lives stigma.
Understand implications for service delivery, research and advocacy.
Identify strategies to help address stigma to improve hepatitis B and HIV screening and access to care.
A variety of the listed populations will be discussed at this event.