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B.C. organization sorry for not telling Indigenous people about free HIV drug – CBC

Dec 19, 2019

Access to the prevention drug PrEP was available for years. The problem was many didn’t know.

We let Indigenous people down. Again.

These words appear in the first paragraph of a letter from Vancouver health organization Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) containing a public apology directed at First Nations people in B.C.

The centre is acknowledging it did not do enough to let Indigenous people know they had free access for years to a drug that can prevent the spread of HIV.

Jody Jollimore, executive director of CBRC, which promotes the health of gay men and disseminates information about HIV, wrote the letter, which was published on the organization’s website on Dec. 4.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-organization-sorry-for-not-telling-indigenous-people-about-free-hiv-drug-1.5402395