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Priority Populations

Our Education team is available to answer questions and provide information around HIV, including but not limited to, information about transmission, disclosure, available resources, health promotion, harm reduction, etc. Our team of community educators are highly trained and have the most up-to-date information about new and emerging trends, PREP/PEP, U=U, testing and treatment developments and the impact of social determinants of health and systemic risk for HIV.

 

Whether you are an individual looking for more information, or an organization looking to provide your team with accurate and up-to-date training, we encourage you to reach out to one of our community educators. Training is available at no cost on a variety of topics such as: HIV Basics, Harm Reduction, Gender and Sexual Diversity, Standard Precautions, HIV Stigma and Disclosure and more.

 

Education
Anyone can get HIV, no matter your age, sex, ethnic origin or who you have sex with. However, social determinants of health significantly impact the lives of individuals and communities, putting some people at higher systemic risk for HIV than others.

 

Positive Living Niagara is working to address these inequalities through the work we do.

 

The Ontario HIV/AIDS Strategy recognizes five populations in Ontario most affected by HIV:

 

  • Gay, Bisexual and men who have sex with men
  • African, Caribbean and Black communities
  • At-Risk Women – Cis and Trans women, including African, Caribbean and black women, women who use drugs, Indigenous women, women experiencing violence or who are incarcerated, and other women who face systemic and social inequities, are more likely to be exposed to HIV through a sexual or drug using partner
  • Individuals who use drugs
  • Indigenous Communities

Positive Living Niagara provides education and community development services to address the unique sexual health concerns of women*, gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (gbMSM) and African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities. We also provide specific services to Migrant Agricultural Workers.

Women* and HIV Services

 

For more information about women* and sexual health, please contact Sarah: sburtch@positivelivingniagara.com

 

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Gay, Bisexual & Men Who Have Sex With Men (gbMSM) and HIV Services

 

For more information about gbMSM and sexual health, please contact Darryl: ddyball@positivelivingniagara.com

 

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African, Caribbean & Black (ACB) Communities and HIV Services

 

For more information about ACB sexual health, please contact Meagan Cook: mcook@positivelivingniagara.com

 

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Individuals Who Use Drugs and HIV Services

 

For more information about sexual health and drug use, please contact Keira Knowles: kknowles@positivelivingniagara.com

 

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Indigenous Communities and HIV Services

 

Our education team works with the Indigenous community and can connect you to resources to support your journey.

 

Contact Sarah Burtch for more information: sburtch@positivelivingniagara.com

 

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For information about our Migrant Agricultural Workers Program, please contact:

 

Jackie Barrett-Greene jackie@positivelivingniagara.com

 

Meagan Cook

mcook@positivelivingniagara.com (Caribbean workers)