Meeting Archive:
HIV and Stigma in A&PI Communities

Meeting Description:

Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, May 17th to commemorate the upcoming 8th annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  Sponsored by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and Banyan Tree Project (BTP), this webinar provides an overview of HIV in Asian & Pacific Islander communities, and the impact of stigma and cultural taboos on A&PIs who are at-risk for or living with HIV.   We will also showcase Taking Root: Our Stories, Our Community - a community-driven digital storytelling initiative to end HIV stigma and discrimination among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs).

Learning Objectives:

1. Be more knowledgeable about the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in A&PI communities
2. Understand various types of stigma that affect A&PIs at-risk for or living with HIV/AIDS.
3. Understand how cultural factors affect access to and utilization of HIV services.
Date: Thu, May 17, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Sapna Mysoor
 Presenter Information
Sapna Mysoor
Sapna Mysoor has worked for eight years in the public health sector focusing on sexual health and HIV/AIDS. For the past four years, she has provided local and national level capacity building assistance to CBOs and health departments, and conducted community-based research at Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center. Currently she manages the Banyan Tree Project, a national CBA program to increase leadership and decrease HIV-related stigma among A&PI communities. She has held prior positions at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, where she provided training and technical support to CBOs. She is also a certified HIV Test Counselor and has extensive experience working with diverse populations. Sapna has a Master of Public Health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a Bachelor degree in Integrative Biology from University of California, Berkeley.