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How Lessons Learned from the HIV Epidemic Can Inform Efforts to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Through a Racial Equity Lens

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that racial inequities and health disparities exist within disenfranchised communities. Minority groups have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in higher infection rates and deaths, similar to the existing HIV epidemic. On March 15, 2021, This webinar:

  • Discussed structural barriers related to HIV prevention and COVID-19 vaccine uptake
  • Discussed the similarities and differences between the COVID-19 pandemic and HIV epidemic
  • Addressed the importance of using a racial equity lens to end both the COVID-19 Pandemic and the HIV Epidemic
  • Discussed community messages, solutions, and best practices to address racial inequities in disenfranchised communities

Facilitator:
Abraham Johnson:
Community Engagement Officer, Treatment Action Group

Speakers:

  • Greg Millett: MPH, Vice President and Director of Public Policy at amfAR
  • Sarit Golub: Ph.D., MPH Professor, Department of Psychology Hunter College & Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • Kenyon Farrow: Co-Executive Director of Partners for Dignity & Rights
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