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Public Health Grand Rounds

Join us for a talk on "Socio-cultural, economic and internal drivers of HIV related stigma among female and male sex workers in Niamey, Niger" presented by P. Amina Alio, PhD, Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences, Center for Community Health & Prevention. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies stigma as the primary barrier to the HIV/AIDS testing and treatment cascade in western and central Africa. In Niger, sex workers are the epicenter of the HIV epidemic with infection rates of 19% to 36% (2015-2016). They also bear the burden of consequences of various forms of stigmas that hinder HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment among this vulnerable population.

This study explores the intersectionality of stigmas of sex work, sexual orientation and HIV infection. Results highlight sex and gender differences, and the multiple manifestations and impacts of HIV stigma among sex workers in the city of Niamey.

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Helen Wood Hall, Auditorium
255 Crittenden Boulevard, Rochester NY 14642

Event Type

Lectures and Talks, Medicine and Healthcare, Continuing Education, Grand Rounds


General Public, Faculty, Students, Staff, Health Care Professionals





Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Public Health Sciences , Center for Community Health & Prevention
Contact Phone or Email


ASL interpreters or other accommodations (such as hearing loops) are available upon request. Contact Carolyn Settle at 224-2061 with requests and/or questions.

Continuing Education Credits

URSMD has approved this activity for up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

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