Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees

The HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center's National African Immigrant Project is providing a webinar targeting clinicians that work with African immigrants with HIV and its co-morbidities. The webinar, "Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees", will address HIV stigma as it pertains to African clients, MSM in the African community, FGM, gender issues and medical adherence.

The webinar will address some of the cultural barriers that prevent African clients from accessing treatment and care and adhering to prescribed medications.

The course is taught by: a Dr. Ijeoma Otigbuo, a Nigerian/American professor of microbiology and immunology at Montgomery College in Maryland; Mrs. Adeline Assani-Uva, a Ghanaian/American registered dietitian; and Dr. Emmanuel Koku, a Ghanaian-American, is an Associate Professor of Sociology, at Drexel University, and a Co-Director of its African Studies Program.

The presenters have several decades of expertise in their respective fields, have done several presentations on these topics and have authored papers on Africans, nutrition and HIV.

Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

In 2013, OMHRC will provide periodic webinars to enhance the capacity of community-based and other non-profit organizations as they provide crucial services to their communities.

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