• By: OLM Staff

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

On December 3rd, members of Parliament and the public attended the Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Breakfast on Parliament Hill. Hosted by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and Healing our Nations, this breakfast was meant to inform and educate about the HIV and AIDS issues Canadian Aboriginals face today with speeches from a multitude of organizations including CAAN, Aboriginal People Living with HIV/AIDS, Alternatives Cameroon and Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada.

This breakfast was one event of many taking place across the country in support of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. Their objective is  honed in their mantra “Getting to Zero” as in zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, zero AIDS-related deaths an zero barriers in receiving treatment.