Holistic health for Indigenous people living with and at-risk of HIV

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December 6, 1:00 pm – 5 pm

The 519 Church Street Ballroom (2nd Floor)

As part of The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) National Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week (AAAW) events, please join us to learn more about the holistic health services available to Indigenous people living with or impacted by HIV in our community. The event will include information from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous service providers.

This event honors the history of  lives that have been lost to the AIDS epidemic and acknowledges Indigenous influences in treatment, prevention, education and activism. It is hosted by The Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (Oahas), 2 Spirited People of the First Nations and the OHTN.

We will create a safe and fun space with many organizations sharing the ways that they support health and well-being for Indigenous people living with or impacted by HIV. Participants can get a passport and travel through the fair, gathering stamps to win prizes. At the same time, they will  learn about services focusing on sexual health, foot care, smoking cessations, diabetes management, massage therapy, mental health, housing and many others. HIV testing and training on naloxone use will also be available. A sex toy bingo will offer chances to win various gendered sex toys and underlines our key messages that sex is fine, that stigma must be reduced, and that it is up to each individual to determine their own healthy sex practices.

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Do you have questions or are you part of a organization that might want to set up a free booth? Please contact Jessica Demeria, Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), 416-642-6486 ext. 2215.

Learn more about this event and others across Canada during Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week.

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