Thank you for all the interest. We now have FOUR groups set up. Please see below each group for a brief description, a list of leaders, and how to join:
Leaders: Joseph Deluca, Alicia Lucksted, Emily Petti
No change to this group. It addresses internalized stigma (or “self-stigma”) related to HIV, mental health conditions, and more. They meet 4th Fridays at 4PM on Zoom in addition to email communication.
They use a Google Group for communication:
People who are interested in joining can go to this link and “apply for membership”: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/internalized-stigma
Leaders: Jerry Washington, Sheilah Alinda, Raymond Thomas
This group will focus on HIV in the Black community. More specific goals will be established once the membership increases.
To join, email: BlackHIVfirstname.lastname@example.org
Leaders: Carlene Valentine, Gauri Bhattacharya, Haley Deutsch
This group will focus on health equity and social determinants of health with both a research collaboration and advocacy focus. More specific goals will be established once the membership increases.
To join, email: HESDHemail@example.com
Leaders: Derrick Robinson, Alberto JP Bermudez, Ifeachor Potts
This workgroup is for HIV positive Heterosexual men and those of all genders interested in advocacy or research for this often overlooked group. More specific goals will be established once the membership increases.
To join, email: PositiveEntrempowermentfirstname.lastname@example.org