HIV testing event in Winnipeg aims to reduce stigma in Indigenous communities – CBC

89 new cases of HIV reported in Manitoba in 2017

Dec 04, 2018

It’s been almost 40 years since Peetanacoot Nenakawekapo first learned one of her friends had been being diagnosed with AIDS.

On Monday, the two-spirit elder who now works at the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre was on site at an HIV testing event at the Neeginan Centre in Winnipeg to offer support for anyone who needed it.

“I have a lot of friends who have passed on… They were HIV positive,” she said.

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