Audience: General Public
Date: December 4, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location: Cullen Lecture Theatre (SPH 1477), Providence Building Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital
Join Dr. Angela Kaida and Peer Research Associate Valerie Nicholoson as they present information from the CHIWOS study on the sexual and reproductive health of women with HIV.
Dr. Angela Kaida is an Associate Professor and Global Health Epidemiologist in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Perspectives on HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is a Principal Investigator of the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health cohort study (CHIWOS) and Women, ART, and the Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure study (WATCH), Chair of the Canadian Webinar Series on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV, and Director of the Global HIV Inter-disciplinary HIV Research Leadership (GHIRL) lab at SFU.
Her community-based research program aims to inform women-centred health and social policies to support HIV-affected women to achieve their reproductive desires and enjoy satisfying and pleasurable sex lives.
Valerie Nicholson is a Spirited Indigenous Warrior Woman. Valerie became active in HIV/AIDS in 2008, 2 years after her HIV diagnosis, and was the first Indigenous women to Chair the Board Of Positive Living B.C. She is currently a Peer Research Associate with the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health cohort study (CHIWOS) and the Women, ART, and the Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure study (WATCH), an Indigenous Peer Navigator for Positive Living, Board Member of AIDS Vancouver, a member of the Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network and CTN’S Prevention and Vulnerable Populations Working Group.
This is a free lecture and is open to the public. The lectures are geared towards researchers, clinicians, students and hospital staff.