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February 21, 2024

Podcast Episode – HIV in 2019: Who we’ve left behind

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Episode from The Big Story Podcast  from August 22nd, 2019.

HIV may not be as prominent in North American media as it was 30 years ago, but people still live with it. It still has no cure, and still plenty of stigma. While it is true that the advancements in HIV treatments help make the infection easier to live with, it’s dangerous to use that as an excuse to ignore the very real needs of those affected.

What are the struggles that people with HIV face every single day? What can be done to help? And in the 30+ year shift in our discussion around HIV/Aids, who have we left behind?

Today’s discussion is mostly about women living with HIV. It’s about the different realities they face, the extra barriers they have to get around, and the importance of having spaces where they can feel a sense of community.


Eno Akan-Essien, former Women’s Community Development Coordinator for WHAI

Molly Bannerman, Provincial Director of WHAI