On the second floor of an immigrant settlement agency in Richmond, B.C., Gigi Lo delivered her first presentation on hepatitis C and HIV to a class of English as a Second Language students Wednesday.

The United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society, or SUCCESS, sits in a new building near the Richmond Centre mall. That day, late spring sunshine poured into the classroom through its floor-to-ceiling windows.

Delivering communicable disease education in an ESL class is clever because it’s non-threatening. No one needs to seek out a workshop focused on hepatitis C, it’s just framed as part of the curriculum and an opportunity for students to brush up on their medical vocabulary.

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