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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. We are trans 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

July 18, 2014

Pregnancy Then and Now


  by Janet Madsen  |  @janet_madsen When I began working in AIDS support and education in 1993 (we used the term AIDS all the time, as it was a reality), pregnancy was something women were mourning. Once diagnosed, they were told by doctors flat out, “Don’t get pregnant.” Back then, we didn’t know as much […]

July 10, 2014

AIDS Down Under  

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  by Janet Madsen  |  @janet_madsen The 20th International AIDS Conference is fast approaching. People are packing their bags and preparing for Australian winter- a predicted average of  10-16 degrees, so Torontonians can relax at the word “winter”. Melbourne Australia, meet AIDS 2014.   The Melbourne Declaration details the meeting’s goals, including: “We affirm that […]