Lauding Marcie Summers

“When I was hired in 1993, I was the only staff member in a small office in a building shared with AIDS Vancouver and what was then BC People with AIDS. PWN had 20 members, and I had to rent a computer to write the first grants. We’ve come a long way. As a woman, […]

My Body, My Choice

“If you have yet to be called an incorrigible, defiant woman, don’t worry, there is still time.” ― Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estés The following blog post is my personal opinion and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified […]


“Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King Positive Women’s Network was established in 1991 by a group […]

She Who Cannot Be Named

In 2010 the World Health Organization designated World Hepatitis Day (WHD) one of only four official disease-specific world health days, to be celebrated each year on the 28th of July. This year, in conjunction with WHD, the World Hepatitis Alliance is launching ‘NoHep’, a global hepatitis elimination campaign. The WHD theme in Canada this year […]


Many if not all of you have heard from one source or another about changes at PWN. While this is a time of transition for the organization, PWN’s vision and goals have not changed.

If – On Managing HIV  

HIV has been a part of public awareness for over 35 years, although the origin of the disease goes back farther and is still questioned by some. I’ve watched knowledge about HIV and AIDS rise and fall.

Welcome Judy!

Red Road HIV/AIDS Network (RRHAN) and Positive Women’s Network (PWN) are thrilled to announce that the Indigenous Women’s Support position for their joint Holistic Health Awareness Program for Indigenous Women has been filled.

And in Canadian News… A Lot

It’s been a heckuva news day so far. Federally, the Supreme Court ruled that Metis and non-status Indians people are now under the jurisdiction of the federal government, resulting from a case that started 17 years ago.