CANFAR Members Co-Authored an Op-Ed featured on

In an op-ed recently published on Postmedia’s, Dr. Notisha Massaquoi (CANFAR Board Member), Tola Mbulaheni (CANFAR Research Grant Recipient) and Muluba Habanyama (CANFAR National Ambassador) share a thought-provoking and deeply impactful account of what it means to be a Canadian Black woman living with HIV during the time of COVID-19.

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“It comes as no surprise that interactions with Canada’s health care system are where some of the most brutal forms of HIV stigma exist. Negative experiences in accessing HIV services, coupled with a legacy of unethical research practices, have left us as Black people with a deep mistrust of the Canadian medical system and disproportionately impacted by the HIV epidemic despite a strong network of services.”

– Dr. Notisha Massaquoi, Tola Mbulaheni & Muluba Habanyama