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Dara Gordon

Intern, CIDA/DFATD’s International Youth Internship Program

Dara is currently an intern through CIDA/DFATD’s International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) (in partnership with the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development) working in Antigua and Barbuda with an HIV prevention organization. Dara is originally from Toronto but completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton University in Ottawa in International Relations and English. When Dara returns she is hoping to continue working in global health and HIV and intends to pursue her Master's in Global Health.

To Truly Prevent HIV, We Need to Let Go of Stigma and Discrimination

One of the best practices to transcend these barriers is peer education. The organization that I work for champions this model, equipping MSM peer educators to discretely enter the community and educate fellow MSM on HIV transmission; providing them with alternative avenues to get HIV testing, a cornerstone of effective prevention; behaviour change strategies and, lastly, condoms.
12/05/2013 05:32 EST