to Disrupt the HIV-STBBI Status Quo
The HIV-STBBI landscape is highly complex
As a result, the MB HIV-STBBI Collective Impact Network was formed in 2016 to work collectively to tackle systems change.
This is our 15th large event! With the recent dire report from the Manitoba HIV Program and their calls to action we are moved as a Network to show how our work will create change.
Our theme “Taking Action to Disrupt the HIV-STBBI Status Quo” is meant to elevate how our work will disrupt the current dire trends.
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Conference Date: May 11th, 2023
Where: Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Garry
1824 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G2
Time: 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m
Presented by: Melissa Morris* (University of Manitoba, Souleymanov Village Lab)
Presented by: Dr. John Kim*, HIV Reference Lab Public Health Agency of Canada
Presented by: Rebecca Murdock, University of Manitoba Peer Research Team
Presented by: Shauna Fay and Srinath Maddur from Nine Circles Community Health Centre
The Impacts of COVID-19 on Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous People Living with HIV in Manitoba and Saskatchewan: Gigii-Bapiimin Study Findings.
Learning from Testing Innovations and Impact on Human Behaviours during the COVID Pandemic
"Live life to the fullest": Peer guidance and support for people newly diagnosed with HIV
Sex, Drugs, and Bingo
Presented by: Candace Neumann and Laverne Gervais from Ka Ni Kanichihk
Resurgence of Our Relatives: Scaling-Up of Indigenous HIV Doula Work in Manitoba, Canada
Presented by: Tara Christianson, University of Manitoba, Village Lab. Melissa Morris*, Dr. Rusty Souleymanov*, Ann Favel (All from University of Manitoba, Souleymanov Village Lab)
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Substance Use and Harm Reduction Services Among Indigenous People Living with HIV/AIDS in Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Presented by: Enrique Villacis Alvarez. University of Manitoba - Rueda Lab. Co-Authors: Cheryl Sobie, Zulma Rueda, Yoav Keynan
Barriers, facilitators, and recommendations for HIV care among people diagnosed with HIV between 2018-2022: a mixed methods study.
Presented by: Cheryl Sobie, University of Manitoba - Rueda Lab. Co-Authors: Enrique Villacis, Yoav Keynan, Zulma Rueda
“The spark was already lit but the gasoline was COVID”: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and methamphetamine use on HIV care in Manitoba”
Saydi Harlton. Waniska (Saskatchewan), Co-Authors: Melissa Morris*
CanHepC Prairie Roadmap
Paula Migliardi* (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority). Co-Authors: Michelle Klimczak, Alisha Rana, Daniel Awshek
Outreach and STBBI care in Public Health: A look at current interventions in Winnipeg
Shriya Hari*, CATIE. Co-Authors: Christie Johnston, CATIE Director, Education & Capacity Building, Marty Rocca, CATIE Manager, Online Education Development
The Evolution of HIV Treatment
Alexandra Munsten & Patrick O'Byrne, University of Ottawa; Ottawa Public Health.
GetaKit: HIV self-testing as part of multiple interventions to achieve collective impact.
Dr. Sheila Blackstock
Decolonizing Health: Unearthing and Empowering our Well-being(s) through Identity.
The continued impacts of colonization will be articulated by exploring the interconnectedness of the structural determinants to the social determinants of health. The current context of HIV STBBI is situated within the convergence of systemic drivers of structural racism, colonization, and intergenerational trauma. Unearthing our First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Urban Aboriginal knowledge systems, empowerment, and upholding our identity are key health determinants to disrupting contemporary structural racism.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Human and Health Science, School of Nursing
Academic Co-Lead, National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health
University of Northern British Columbia
Ka Ni Kanichihk Indigenous Led Response to Cultural Safety and STBBIs: Go Ask Auntie
Safety and STBBIs: Go Ask Auntie
Ka Ni Kanichihk’s Mino Pimatisiwin Sexual Wellness Lodge is an Indigenous-led STBBI testing and harm reduction focused clinic filled with big auntie energy. The Lodge was designed by community working to address the need for culturally safer spaces for Indigenous people in STBBI health care. We offer STBBI testing, care and a variety of Indigenous healing activities. It is low barrier, sex and drug positive, culturally safe and grounded in Indigenous teachings. Our kookums, aunties, language speaker
Laverne Gervais (Anishnabe/French Canadian) is from Treaty One territory. She has been working in HIV/AIDS for 9 years predominately with Indigenous women living with the virus. She has an MA from UNBC and is a Sexuality and Reproductive Health Educator.
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