AIDS 2012: Regional Session: Connecting the Dots: HIV and AIDS in the Context of the Black Diaspora

AIDS 2012: Regional Session: Connecting the Dots: HIV and AIDS in the Context of the Black Diaspora

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The number of people of African descent living outside of Africa is estimated at 140 million, most living in the Western Hemisphere. When looking at rates of new HIV infections across many high-income countries, Black Diaspora (BD) populations are often disproportionately affected, creating a disturbing global pattern of common disadvantage and inequity. This breakthrough session will explore research, policy, prevention, advocacy and programmatic themes within a GIPA context, with a focus on priorities and action plans, to address the need for a coordinated global HIV framework for BD populations. Presenters will ‘connect the dots’ to ensure that the experiences of BD populations are not seen in isolation, but rather as an interconnected phenomenon that warrants greater and immediate global attention.


  • Kathleen Sebelius

Understanding HIV in the Context of the Black Diaspora: An Epidemiological Based Framework

  • Dr. Kevin Fenton, United States

Global Perspectives on Optimizing HIV Prevention in the Context of the Black Diaspora: Needs, Gaps, Solutions

  • Ade Fakoya, Switzerland

Afro-Latin Women and HIV in Latin America: Addressing Social, Political and Historical Impacts of Racism on The Sustainability of Grassroots Networks

  • Jurema Werneck, Brazil

Living With HIV as a Migrant Woman in The Diaspora: Negotiating Multiple Spaces

  • Marvelous Muchenje, Canada

Sustaining a Global Platform for Action:  Knowledge Sharing and Network Development Across the Black Diaspora

  • Semukele Mabuwa, Australia

Questions, Answers and Conclusion

Event Date

Jul 25, 2012

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