World AIDS Day kicks off Indigenous AIDS week in Regina – Regina | Globalnews.ca

World AIDS Day kicks off Indigenous AIDS week in Regina - Regina | Globalnews.ca

2021-12-02 05:44:49

Dec. 1 is a day of consciousness and celebration for many who are impacted with HIV/AIDS worldwide, and a neighborhood group is utilizing World AIDS Day to kick off Indigenous AIDS week in Regina.

All Nations Hope is a community that gives helps and providers to these impacted with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C within the metropolis. This system director stated they’re dedicating per week to have fun and deal with these impacted by HIV and AIDS.

“We devoted every day to a bunch of individuals,” stated Leona Quewezance. “We could have one thing particular for them day by day.”

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Quewezance stated throughout the week-long actions, they can even be testing those that want to be examined.

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“We encourage individuals to get examined, if they need that,” she stated. “We wish entry them to hyperlink them into take care of remedy and help.”

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it was troublesome to focus testing on HIV/AIDS within the metropolis. Nonetheless, All Nations Hope have took it upon themselves to search out information inside Regina.

“For the previous 9 months…individuals had points accessing testing,” stated Quewezance. “We did testings on Wednesdays for the final 9 months and the nurse seen roughly 316 individuals. We had 21 new HIV figuring out instances and eight new instances for syphilis.”

In an announcement, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Well being said in 2019, Saskatchewan had roughly triple the nationwide common of newly-diagnosed HIV instances at 16.4 per 100,000, whereas the nationwide price was 5.6 per 100,000 individuals.

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“Preliminary information signifies there have been 185 instances of HIV recognized in 2020, a lower of seven per cent, down from 199 instances in 2019,” in response to the assertion.

“Nonetheless, testing numbers for 2020 are decrease, possible as a result of fewer public HIV testing occasions, front-line health-care suppliers being centered on COVID-19 response, and fewer people presenting for testing as a result of pandemic.”

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Work by means of All Nations Hope will proceed to interrupt down the stigma connected to HIV and AIDS and can present consciousness is all 12 months spherical, not simply someday out of the 12 months.

“The individuals which are dwelling with HIV and AIDS aren’t any totally different than us,” stated Quewezance. “They’re no totally different than individuals dwelling with diabetes and some other sorts of diseases. They’re individuals simply the identical as we’re.”

The province stated work initiated by means of the HIV Technique continues and is supported by annual Ministry of Well being funding of roughly $4.86M to help HIV providers within the Saskatchewan Well being Authority and community-based organizations.


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