The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) works collaboratively to build the capacity and skills of our 50+ member organizations and people with lived experience, to effectively address HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and related conditions.
PAN does this by facilitating communication, providing opportunities for involvement in community based research and the sharing of best-practices, and providing professional/workforce development and leadership training to our members and people living with HIV/AIDS from throughout BC. PAN acts as a voice for the community-based response, undertaking collective action to influence public perceptions and policies for those affected, effected and “at risk”.
HIV/AIDS has, historically, been at the heart of the work of PAN member organizations. However, individuals affected by HIV/AIDS may experience many other related conditions and challenges. Therefore, increasingly, PAN and its member organizations also address hepatitis C, other sexually transmitted or blood borne infections, mental health and problematic substance use. The social determinants of health, such as food security, housing, and poverty, are also an important focus.
Our Vision: We lead an inspired, strong and effective community-based response to HIV/AIDS, HCV and related communicable diseases and conditions.
Our Mission: Working collaboratively, the Pacific AIDS Network builds the capacity and skills of its member organizations, including people with lived experience, to effectively address HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related communicable diseases and conditions.