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Who We Are

Positive Women’s Network is Canada’s longest-running HIV organization for women. We provide support, education, and resources for women living with HIV in British Columbia and for health and social service providers across the country.

For women with HIV, we offer support and advocacy as well as HIV education, health promotion resources, and community connections. We are trans-inclusive and child-friendly.

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

December 19, 2014

HIV, Recovery, and Community

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  by Mrs. Beasley*  I was diagnosed with HIV in the fall of 2004, when I was starting treatment for addictions.  I was told my diagnosis over the phone, because the doctor assumed I must already know. I didn’t know, and I nearly fainted when I got the result. Right from the start it was […]

December 12, 2014

Three stories about women and HIV

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by Erin Seatter | @erinlynds Three items about women and HIV got me thinking this week. The first piece poses a compelling question: “Does New HIV-Prevention Technology Empower or Burden Women?” HIV policy consultant San Patten looks at the push to develop women-controlled prevention tools and wonders whether these will be put “in women’s hands” […]