Finding out you have HIV or hepatitis C is usually a life-changing experience whether you suspected it or not. Learning about health changes and treatment decisions are all part of the deal. But you need support too. Talking about the changes in your life can be an important part of adjusting to them.
Some women are reluctant to talk to people about their diagnosis. We are here to talk about it with you when you want to. You can contact us by phone or email. You don’t need to tell us your name or where you live. If you decide to become a member and access our programs, we will need to know your name, but if you want to remain anonymous at first, that’s up to you.
Meeting other women with HIV, hepatitis C, or both is a natural step when you’re ready. You can meet women in our drop-in centre, over lunch, at events, or at retreats. We provide support and services to women all over British Columbia, so even if you’re far north, you could attend a retreat and meet some friends. You can also read other women’s stories.
You may also want to take a look at other community organizations and what they offer for women.
You decide when and how you want support.