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Winnipegger part of Indigenous HIV research project – Vulcan Advocate

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201964 Views

July 21, 2019

In the 1980’s, Albert McLeod, a two-spirited Métis man from Winnipeg, said he watched his friends die of HIV. Nearly 40 years later, a disproportionate number of Indigenous people are still dying of the disease.

McLeod calls it a failure of the health system, and he’s doing something about it.

McLeod is among six Indigenous researchers who will lead the creation of a new research centre at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) to study, prevent and improve care for HIV in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.

The centre is receiving a federal grant of $2.84 million over five years from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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