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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

March 27, 2015

Bill C-2’s Roadblocks to Health Care


By Janet Madsen  |  @janet_madsen How lucky we are in Vancouver- for the moment. On Wednesday the federal government ruled that Insite, the supervised injection site in the Downtown Eastside, could stay open. Insite’s dedicated staff have saved people from overdose deaths and helped others into treatment to deal with their addiction. But luck could […]

March 20, 2015

Self-stigma requires a personal approach


by Erin Seatter | @erinlynds People living with HIV stigmatize themselves more than the outside world does, and there isn’t enough research looking at how to deal with this. On that basis, researchers interviewed a small group of people with HIV in Ireland for a study published last week in Swiss Medical Weekly. People with […]