The Union of Ontario Indians HIV/AIDS program launched a new video on Tuesday that focuses on harm reduction in drug use.
Produced by The Union of Ontario Indians HIV/AIDS program coordinator Jody Cotter in collaboration with Regan Pictures, The River of Healing features the participation of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy, Nurture North, the AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area and others impacted by HIV/AIDS.
The aim of the video is to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with drug use in First Nations communities.
It focuses on positive solutions such as youth prevention programs and strategies that educate people on the prevention of transmittable diseases such as Hepatitis C and HIV through unsafe drug use.
The River of Healing was launched during the Little Spirit Moon Union of Ontario Indians Annual HIV/AIDS Conference.
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