Who We Are

Positive Women’s Network challenges gender-based health inequities for women living with HIV and hepatitis C. We lead initiatives to promote women-centred health, public education, and research on HIV and hepatitis C. We serve British Columbia, and many of our resources are used across Canada.

New Resources

HIV Disclosure

This series of booklets is designed to support women and youth thinking about telling partners, children, and family about their HIV+ status. There is also a resource for service providers.

HIV Disclosure and the Law

This brochure tells you what you need to know about sex, HIV, and the law.

PWN on Twitter

  • An interview with an Indigenous physician about racism while receiving healthcare. https://t.co/XotKcd2aSu 19 hours ago
  • A new study looks at the biggest barriers to accessing Hepatitis C treatment. https://t.co/ZTnuQKt9iF 2 days ago

From the Blog

Lauding Marcie Summers

“When I was hired in 1993, I was the only staff member in a small office in a building shared with AIDS Vancouver and what was then BC People with AIDS. PWN had 20 members, and I had to rent a computer to write the first grants. We’ve come a long way. As a woman, […]
“If you have yet to be called an incorrigible, defiant woman, don’t worry, there is still time.” ― Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estés The following blog post is my personal opinion and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice [...]


“Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King Positive Women’s Network was established in 1991 by a group […]