The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) works collaboratively with almost 50 member organizations and people affected by HIV and hepatitis C to build capacity and skills for stronger communities in British Columbia. We provide workplace training, leadership development, and research and evaluation initiatives to support all regions in the province. We are the voice for our members, advocating for change in public perception and policies.

We help organizations build stronger communities and leaders.

HIV is the heart of our work historically, and people with HIV have an important role in our past and present directions. Our work has expanded as issues related to HIV emerged: hepatitis C and other health diagnoses, mental health, and problematic substance use. Other issues that impact how people access care include safe housing, food security, and poverty in general. These issues influence our work and we support the involvement of people with lived experience in our community-based response.

We value the meaningful involvement of people with lived experience.

 

Territorial Acknowledgement: PAN, as a provincial organization, gratefully and respectfully works and partners with BC’s 198 First and Métis Nations.

 

 

Banner images: Joffre Lakes McKay Savage; Tod Mountain,Ruth Hartnup; Mountains, Murray Foubister; Kootenay River Near Floe Lake, Peter Burka;  Sechelt Beach, Ken McMillan

We help organizations build stronger communities.

2017 Fall Conference and AGM

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Substance Use News September 2017

Hope for Healing: Treatment Close to Home Residents of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, had to travel hundreds of miles from home to enter treatment programs for substance use problems, and being so far from home posed challenges for people. There are no plans to develop a permanent program in the near future, so what’s the answer?… Read more »

Hepatitis C News

  Treatment Successes It’s getting better: AIDS Map’s Roger Pebody wrote about findings from here in BC that show that  among the populations of people with HCV, an analysis found that older people, those co-infected with HIV, those who have cirrhosis and those who use drugs are more likely to receive direct-acting antiviral HCV treatment… Read more »

Gay Men’s Health Summit Registration Open

Join the Community Based Research Centre for our most ambitious Gay Men’s Health Summit yet.  This year’s Summit will focus on optimizing HIV combination prevention strategies for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM). This unique conference experience will give members of the community, government representatives, academics, and health care providers a… Read more »


Webinars

What’s New on HIV and Aging?

Aging with HIV can introduce health and social considerations: medication interactions, financial security, and planning for advanced aging are a few.  Join Kate Murzin of the national group REALIZE to hear about research on the intersection of natural processes of aging, how they impact HIV, and vice versa. Presenter: Kate Murzin is Realize’s Health Programs Specialist…. Read more »