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
This group addresses internalized stigma (or “self-stigma”) related to HIV, mental health conditions, and more. They meet 4th Wednesdays at 3PM EST 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, Bryan Jones
This group will focus on HIV in the Black community. More specific goals will be established once the membership increases.
To join, email: BlackHIVemail@example.com
Leaders: Carlene Valentine, Haley Deutsch, Sandy Noel
This group focuses on health equity and social determinants of health with both a research collaboration and advocacy focus. They meet quarterly and share information by email in between.
To join, email: HESDHfirstname.lastname@example.org
Leaders: Derrick Robinson, Alberto JP Bermudez
This workgroup is for HIV positive Heterosexual men and those of all genders and orientations interested in advocacy or research for this often overlooked group. They run a support group as a part of their mission.
To join, email: PositiveEntrempowermentemail@example.com