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Canada: Conference Told Aboriginal Women With HIV Suffer in Silence

March 27, 2007

Attendees of a recent conference at Winnipeg's Thunderbird House were told HIV/AIDS has become a crisis among Manitoba's aboriginal women. "We have an AIDS epidemic in this community," said Nahanni Fontaine, director of justice for the Southern Chiefs Organization. "It's sex, it's intravenous drug use, it's out there and we have to talk about it." Other participants noted aboriginal women are reluctant to get tested for HIV for fear of being ostracized by their communities.

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Adapted from:
Daily Herald-Tribune (Grande Prairie)
3.23.2007; Canadian Press


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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