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Canadian Public Health Association

AIDS organizations call on feds to step up funding for Sask. AIDS epidemic

Jennifer Ackerman

Source

Regina Leader-Post

Lieu

Régina (Saskatchewan)

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Print/online


The number of Saskatchewan residents newly diagnosed with HIV has increased by 33 per cent over the past decade despite a 45-per-cent increase in prevention funding.

In a news release, the Canadian Public Health Association says nationally, the number of new infections remains relatively unchanged despite years of investments.

Also in the release, the association “calls upon all levels of governments, non-governmental organizations, service providers and citizens to reflect on and to refocus our collective efforts to reduce the number of new HIV infections every year, and tackle the barriers — including stigma — that hinder HIV prevention, testing and support.”


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