Shannon Ryan is the Executive Director of the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP). Black CAP is a charitable organization focused on reducing the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black, African and Caribbean communities and enhancing the quality of life of Black people living with or affected by HIV or AIDS. Shannon is also co-Chair of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC).
The reality is that out of all Canadians living with HIV, more than one in four don't know they are living with it. And for those of us working with African, Caribbean and Black communities in Canada, it doesn't surprise us to learn that Joseph is a Black man. People from African, Caribbean and Black communities in Canada are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS.
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