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Hand in hand: addressing BBV/STI stigma

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Alison Coelho from the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health describes a program which partnered with faith & community leaders around preventing BBV/STI transmission in migrant and refugee communities. This presentation was given at the AFAO Community Hub at the ASHM 2015 conference.

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Hand in hand: addressing BBV/STI stigma

  1. 1. hand in hand: addressing BBV/STI stigma Alison Coelho CEH
  2. 2. hand in hand: Partnering with faith & community leaders in preventing BBV/STI transmission in migrant and refugee communities
  3. 3. health belief systems
  4. 4. Project…over the next 12 months • Partnerships with key interfaith networks • Sustainable partnerships with local government • Identified regions with high intake numbers • Faith leader training • Community member education • Resource development/tailored • Evaluation
  5. 5. Impact of stigma on help seeking behaviours • Increased risk- fear of disclosure • Help seeking- late diagnosis • Isolation- disengaged • Service delivery- culturally competent
  6. 6. Reduced incidences BBV/STIs Increased service access Increased knowledge of BBV/STI & services Support for Connection

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