Understanding Intertwining Epidemics (Syndemics)

Katherine MurrayIndigenous Peoples, NX Conference Report

The Northern Exposures conference logo sits on top of a collage of two images of lakes and rivers in Northern Ontario.

The OHTN’s Mark Gilbert presented an overview of “syndemics.” The term syndemic recognizes that social and medical conditions interact, and that multiple conditions can be epidemics, particularly in marginalized communities. Together, these overlapping epidemics create a “perfect storm” that increases …

Unpacking stigma and building resilience

Katherine MurrayHIV Endgame Conference, Stigma

The HIV Endgame conference logo stands beside a drawing of several people linking arms

Calling for more interventions that address intersectional stigma

Carmen Logie, of the University of Toronto, reviewed the impact that different types of stigma have had on communities affected by HIV. Explaining that stigma and discrimination can be found in community …