The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

HIV/AIDS Awareness & Education Event

Studies have shown increasing concern about addressing the HIV/AIDS prevention needs of culturally diverse populations in the United States.

Messages in most HIV/AIDS programs reflect Western cultural values regarding sexual relations and communication, and rarely penetrate the cultural barriers of immigrant populations. For recent immigrants and refugees from non-western countries, barriers to HIV education are reinforced by stigma, language differences and cultural values concerning health and sexuality, and by lack of access and knowledge about available health services.

The theme for this April event will be centered around “Planning & Coping Strategy Framework for Responding to HIV/AIDS Stigma”.
To learn about these significant gaps in HIV/AIDS education, anti-stigma reduction strategies and more, please plan to attend this upcoming event on April 27, 2011, from 12:00-2:30 p.m. at the Charlene Nunley Student Services Center (second floor) at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

No comments:

Post a Comment