Our series of pocket guide for women living with HIV are distributed across the county.

Pocket Guide for Women Living With HIV

This updated second version of the pocket guide provides basic and easy-to-read information about HIV for newly diagnosed women:

  • where to start: HIV basics, how HIV affects women, finding a doctor
  • living with HIV:treatments, alternative therapies, pregnancy, injection drugs, hepatitis C, nutrition
  • HIV and relationships: disclosure, safer sex, motherhood, children with HIV

You can order the pocket guide through CATIE or download a PDF version here. The pocket guide is also available for download in French.

Pocket Guide on Aging for Women Living With HIV

Due to advances and improved access to treatment, many women with HIV in Canada are living longer. With aging comes changes in health. This pocket guide is designed for the following:

  • women who have lived with HIV for ten years or more
  • women who are going through perimenopause or in menopause
  • women who are over 40 years old and newly diagnosed
  • caregivers and community supports to aging positive women

The pocket guide addresses a range of issues woman can experience as they age:

  • physical changes: menopause and bone, heart, and brain health
  • social changes: changing shapes, sexual well-being, abuse in relationships, spiritual connections

You can order the pocket guide through CATIE or download a PDF version here.