Considering Equity within Risk Factor Data

I’m working as a Hepatitis C Epidemiologist at the WI DHS alongside other infectious disease programs. Something that has been increasingly discussed in our programs is how to present our data with equity when we’re displaying data based on risk factors and certain behaviors, specifically MSM, LGBTQ, and people who inject drugs.

With these communities that are already stigmatized, how can we display their data in a way that doesn’t further stigmatize them with such risk factors? Would love to have this conversation with this group and determine if other infection disease or surveillance epis have any thoughts. Thanks for your help!

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