Widening the Circle for Prevention

HIV Risk, Systemic Inequities, and Aboriginal Youth: Widening the Circle for Prevention Programming

Our overall goal for this project was to further our work with Indigenous youth on issues related to HIV risk and to use this data to suggest prevention strategies that may work for aboriginal populations. We conducted focus groups with Indigenous youth in urban and reserve settings in two Canadian provinces: Ontario and Quebec.

Our specific objectives were to:

  • examine race, racism, stigma, and other systemic inequities as risk factors for HIV infection;
  • explore how race intersects with other equity entry points to increase HIV vulnerability and;
  • identify educational and community support initiatives that work for Aboriginal youth.

Click here to read the report.

Partners: The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network & Youth Action Network
Funder: The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR)