How can we improve things for positive women and their communities? Listen, speak and act. We aim to do just that. In “Challenging HIV. Changing Women’s Lives,” we work with individuals and organizations. Our work is used provincially and nationalyl. We provide HIV education and prevention information in a variety of formats to various populations.
Social Networking: As well as creating and maintaining the PWN and You Should Know websites, we are active on Twitter (PWN and YouShouldKnow) as well as Facebook- “like” the PWN page or our You Should Know page. We take part in numerous online communities. See our list of Twitter Hashtags for Women and HIV Discussions to enhance support, education and community connections.
Resources development and Publications are a big portion of our work, whether we share it online or in print. We look at trends in HIV epidemiology and research, provide life stories of women living with HIV and updates on PWN happenings. We publish evolving resources (Positive Side newsletter, HIV Trends and Women’s Sexual Health Reports, Positive Currents e-news) and hard copy resources like the Pocket Guide for Women Living with HIV (for newly diagnosed women) or HIV and Pregnancy: Yes You Can! To view all our resources and/or order, please visit our Resources and Publications page.
SpringBoard Conference: Our annual conference brings together positive women and service providers to discuss women-specific issues. Our 2013 event is tentatively schedule for May.
Workshops and Presentations: We offer education sessions in HIV prevention, HIV health concerns and advocacy for women living with HIV and health care and social services providers. Contact us for more information.
Women’s Initiatives for Support and Education (WISE): Young women’s HIV/AIDS prevention and support to ensure young women are getting information, support, and access to medical services. This is a partnership with YouthCO.
You Should Know: Sexual health and HIV prevention information for women in midlife. Maybe you’re re-entering the dating scene, maybe you don’t have the basics on HIV transmission and prevention. You Should Know website and workshops can help provide the information you need. There are no stupid questions!