Positive Outcomes: A Community Dialogue around HIV and the Law

March 30, 2016

SFU Harbour Center, Room 1420-1430
6:00 pm


Location: room 1420—1430, SFU Harbour Center
Sponsored by the SFSS and YouthCO
This event is located on the traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh.

Stigma surrounding HIV aimed at, and perpetuated within, marginalized communities creates significant barriers to healthcare that prevent positive individuals from living healthy and dignified lives. Rather than acting as a deterrent to lower transmission rates, the criminalization of non-disclosure only adds to a long list of negative determinants of health that force the individual to have choose between personal safety and disclosure.

Working together with guest speakers, the SFSS, YouthCO, students, and community members, we aim to create a dialogue to help participants become better acquainted with the ins and outs of how the criminalization of HIV affects a wide range of communities. For those already well versed in the topic, we seek to provide a platform for them to redistribute their knowledge, and an opportunity to connect with other active voices and organizations in their community.

We welcome folks who are still learning about this topic, and aim to make this event a place where everyone can ask questions and learn more.


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*ASL interpretation can be made available on request. If you would like ASL interpretation, please contact us through a message, email us at [email protected], or comment on the event wall by March 16th*

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