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Year: 2017

TAKE A JOURNEY WITH ABDGN: LAUNCH OF NEW ONLINE HIV AND MIGRATION RESOURCE!

We are proud to introduce hivandmigration.com A new web resource that highlights migration and HIV in 8 countries: Australia, Canada, France, Jamaica, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States. Each country profile tells the story of migration and HIV with engaging, and often surprising information and epidemiological data on migrant and other key affected populations, policy impacts and coordinated HIV responses.
 
The impacts on African/Black migrants in these countries are also highlighted to illustrate the disproportionate impacts HIV often has across migrants from around the world. Our aim is to generate knowledge exchange and build a base of credible, interactive and innovative resources on HIV and migration as a catalyst for collaboration, community mobilization, advocacy and global policy change.
 
We thank The Robert Carr Network FundThe Global Fund, and The Consortium of MSM & Transgender Networks led by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV for investing in this first series of profiles that address critical knowledge gaps in migration and HIV.
 
Explore the website, share the link with your communities and tell us your experience by clicking on the comment box at the bottom of the webpage and tweet us @kwakuABDGN #hivandmigration. We would love to expand this resource and add additional countries so please let us know what you think!
 
Let’s take this journey together. No visas required.
 

APPLY NOW! DEADLINE APRIL 15! TEACH Technical Advisors

ABDGN encourages Trans-identified people from the African and Black Diaspora to apply for an exciting new program launched by IRGT-A Global Network of Trans Women and HIV and the Global Forum on Men who have sex with Men (MSMGF) called TEACH: Trans Education +Action = Capacity for Health

TEACH is a program designed to build skills and capacities for trans-led organizations to successfully apply for grant funds to implement coordinated HIV responses for trans key populations. ABDGN supports this innovative and timely program due to the disproportionate impacts of HIV amongst Black trans women. A systematic review in 2013 indicated that 56% of black/African American transgender women had positive HIV test results compared to 17% of white or 16% of Hispanic/Latina transgender women. As a result, building the technical skills and capacities for trans-identified people from the African and Black Diaspora is critical for building stronger civil society action within our communities.

To learn more about TEACH and application requirements click here .

To apply to the program click here. Deadline is April 15!

ABDGN ENDORSES U=U (Undetectable = Untransmissable) CONSENSUS STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE PREVENTION ACCESS CAMPAIGN

The consensus statement on risk of sexual transmission of HIV from a person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load is a game changer in how we understand and address HIV risk and transmission amongst key populations within the African and Black Diaspora. Now more then ever, knowing your status, starting treatment, and having community and structural factors that support treatment adherence are essential.

The Prevention Access Campaign collaborates with nonprofits, government agencies, and HIV prevention advocates who share the common goals to end HIV transmissions and HIV related stigma by empowering people with accurate and meaningful information.  

CLICK here to read the consensus statement

CLICK here to learn more about the U=U campaign

JOIN THE CONVERSATION! VIRTUAL STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATIONS ON FUTURE OF UNAIDS JOINT PROGRAMME. DEADLINE FEBRUARY 10

UNAIDS has put together a Global Review Panel to make recommendations on how to make UNAIDS  sustainable and relevant in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

The stakeholder consultations are FREE and OPEN to everyone to participate.

ABDGN encourages our stakeholders and community members from migrant, refugee and the African/Black Diaspora to make contributions to this critical global consultation effort. Please share with your networks and together we can tell UNAIDS how to make the HIV response more inclusive, sustainable and effective.

CLICK HERE to learn more and share your inputs!

2016 African Black Diaspora Global Network Financial support for this initiative was made available by Core Funding - 2013153 from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks by the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund