Meeting Archive:
The Impact of HIV-related Stigma on Asian & Pacific Islander Communities

Meeting Description:
This webinar provides an overview of HIV statistics for Asian & Pacific Islander communities, and the impact of stigma, cultural taboos, and provider biases on A&PIs who are at-risk for or living with HIV.  

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: Wed, Jan 25, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM PST
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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.