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Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.
~Mary Kay Ash


Please note: Our goal is not to provide a comprehensive list of services and resources, but to highlight a few links that women living with HIV in British Columbia may find useful and might not find by other means.  For a comprehensive and continually updated list of organizations and services, visit ASO 411.

PWN Featured Links

You Should Know is dedicated to the sexual health of women over 40.  A program of Positive Women’s Network, the website provides clear, supportive information about sexual health and sexually transmitted infections.  It is updated regularly and can be followed on Twitter.

CATIE is Canada’s source for up-to-date, unbiased information about HIV and hepatitis C.

Lower Mainland and BC Support

The Positive Living Society of BC is western Canada’s largest AIDS service organization.  Positive Living Bc aims to empower British Columbia persons living with HIV through mutual support and collective action.  Their Board of Directors is composed entirely of HIV-positive members. AIDS Vancouver was Canada’s first AIDS service organization.  Today it provides health promotion, education and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS and service providers throughout the BC Lower Mainland.



Healing Our Spirit is British Columbia’s provincial Aboriginal AIDS service organization, offering prevention, support and education to Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal people living with HIV/AIDS.


Find a Local AIDS Service Organization

ASO 411 is a regularly updated database of AIDS service organizations across Canada.  You can search by location and type of service.  It’s operated by the CATIE.


PWN is a member organization of the following:

Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is British Columbia’s provincial network of community-based AIDS service organizations and programs.  PAN organizes conferences and trainings, and advocates on behalf of its member organizations.  PAN keeps an updated list of member organizations and their contact information. The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is a national coalition of community-based AIDS organizations across Canada.  CAS promotes education and awareness and advocates for Canadian AIDS service organizations at the federal public policy level.

Other Useful Links