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October 19th 2010:Peer Support for Persons with HIV/AIDS

Krishna Stone is Assistant Director of Community Relations in the Communications Department at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), based in New York. Glyn Townson is Chair, BC Persons With AIDS Society, based in Vancouver, Canada. They explain the mission and histories of their organizations. They talk about the peer-support services their organizations provide to their respective communities. They discuss the role of peer support in the various stages of HIV/AIDS. They explore the question of when, for a person with HIV/AIDS, is it important to keep private the information that he or she has the

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Krishna Stone

Krishna Stone is Assistant Director of Community Relations in the Communications Department at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), based in New York. In 2003, she joined the Communications Department. Her responsibilities include managing media inquiries, coordinating site visits to GMHC, and organizing community events. She has extensive experience working with community-based organizations, faith communities, schools, hospitals and corporations. She’s an ordained minister of a non-denominational/non-traditional faith community, Sanctuary of the Beloved. She works in creating dialogue among faith communities, GMHC and other AIDS service organizations about the critical issues of the epidemic, i
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Glyn Townson

Glyn Townson is Chair, BC Persons With AIDS Society. He’s been a member of the Society since 1987. He’s served on the Board of Directors since 2003. Before being elected Chair, he served three previous terms on the Executive Committee as Vice Chair. He is a regular writer and contributor to the Society’s bi-monthly magazine, Living +. His involvement in the HIV/AIDS movement extends far beyond the Society: he is an active participant in several community working groups and committees throughout Canada. He has been living with HIV since the early 1980s and continues to be a strong community activist for a variety of issues facing those living with HIV and other disabilities.
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