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CATIE expresses condolences and support regarding missing men in Toronto

Published 31, Jan, 2018
Author // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

"CATIE expresses our solidarity with Toronto’s LGBT, South Asian and Middle Eastern communities, and we extend our support to efforts to change the way community concerns are addressed in the future."

CATIE expresses condolences and support regarding missing men in Toronto

The staff and board of directors of CATIE were deeply distressed to learn about the deaths of Selim Esen, Andrew Kinsman, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi and Dean Lisowick. We extend our condolences to the families and friends of the victims and our colleagues at the Toronto HIV/AIDS Network and the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation, where Andrew Kinsman worked and volunteered.

We also offer our support for the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention, which has called for an external review into the Toronto Police Service investigation to “consider whether the race or perceived sexuality of the missing men affected the resources and quality of the investigation into their disappearances.”

Violent crimes against marginalized groups have an impact that goes beyond the individuals immediately affected. They increase fear and anxiety among the communities to which the victims belong, especially when there is perceived inaction from authorities. CATIE expresses our solidarity with Toronto’s LGBT, South Asian and Middle Eastern communities, and we extend our support to efforts to change the way community concerns are addressed in the future.

This notice originally appeared on CATIE's Face Book page, here.

Une version française est disponible ici. 

 

About the Author

CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

CATIE is Canada’s source for up-to-date, unbiased information about HIV and hepatitis C. We connect people living with HIV or hepatitis C, at-risk communities, healthcare providers and community organizations with the knowledge, resources and expertise to reduce transmission and improve quality of life. For more details, please visit www.catie.ca or call 1-800-263-1638.

CATIE est la source d’information à jour et impartiale sur le VIH et l’hépatite C au Canada. Notre but est de partager les connaissances, les ressources et l’expertise avec les personnes vivant avec le VIH ou l’hépatite C, les communautés à risque, les fournisseurs de soins de santé et les organismes communautaires afin de diminuer la transmission des virus et d’améliorer la qualité de vie. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez consulter www.catie.ca ou appelez le 1.800.263.1638.


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Toute décision concernant un traitement médical particulier devrait toujours se prendre en consultation avec un professionnel ou une professionnelle de la santé qualifié(e) qui a une expérience des maladies liées au VIH et des traitements en question. Déni de responsabilité de CATIE 

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