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Who We Are

Positive Women’s Network provides education, support, and resources for women living with HIV in British Columbia and for service providers in health and social services across the country.

For women with HIV, we offer support and advocacy as well as HIV education, health promotion resources, and community connections.

For people working in health care, social services, or education, we provide education and resources on HIV health and advocacy issues.

What We Do

HIV diagnosis will bring change to your life, but with advances in care, it’s a corner, not an end. Many women have found strength and hope through our services. Wherever you are in British Columbia, we can help. Here’s some info if you’re wondering who to call to get you started.

From the Blog

April 18, 2014

The 31% Who Wouldn’t

by Erin Seatter | @erinlynds It’s no surprise that when it comes to intimate matters, people want anonymity, confidentiality, discretion. Privacy concerns play a big role in people’s decisions to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. They want to keep their test results private, especially given the stigma surrounding sexual health. Health […]

April 11, 2014

In a Word: “Together”

by Janet Madsen  |  @janet_madsen   I attended a webinar on Wednesday about women and HIV. It featured Dr. Mary Kestler of Oak Tree Clinic, and Alana, a woman living with HIV.  Both women made some great points on HIV care, relationships, and risk. Alana talked about the details of diagnosis- her extreme seroconversion sickness, […]