Community Forum: HIV Stigma, Disclosure, Criminalization and Access to Care

Positive Living BC presents their latest Community Forum:

HIV Stigma, Disclosure, Criminalization and Access to Care: Findings from the Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Women’s Longitudinal Needs Assessment (SHAWNA)

 

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 PM
Location: Chateau Granville Best Western – 1100 Granville Street (@ Helmcken) in Vancouver

 

Presenters:
Andrea Krüsi, PhD
Assistant Professor UBC Department of Medicine
Research Scientist with the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity

Flo Ranville
Peer Mentor / Qualitative Interviewer the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity

Lulu Gurney
Peer Research Associate/Qualitative Interviewer the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity

 

Join Positive Living BC at the Chateau Granville Best Western conference level to meet HIV-positive community members, share a delicious meal and discuss topics that are important to Members of Positive Living BC, their friends and allies.

Seating is limited! Please RSVP by Fri. April 12

To RSVP, visit the Eventbrite Page OR email [email protected] OR call Brandon at (604) 893-2259

Can’t be there in person? Join the live webinar to participate in this discussion.

This event is FREE to Members of Positive Living BC, people living with HIV and their supporters. Front line service providers are also invited to attend.

Join Positive Living BC to learn about the findings from the SHAWNA project, a five-year collaborative research project led by the Centre for Gender & Sexual Health Equity at BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and the University of British Columbia, in partnership with women’s and HIV service and support organizations in Metro Vancouver.

More than 330 people participated in the Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Women’s Longitudinal Needs Assessment (SHAWNA) project. A community-based longitudinal study that included ‘cis’ and ‘trans’ women who are living with HIV and accessing services in Metro Vancouver. This study included community and peer based consultations identifying gaps in healthcare, research and community supports.

Many of the women created a Photo-voice project that was used to illustrate their experiences accessing care in the community.

PLEASE RSVP by Fri. April 12 if you would like to join in, a buffet dinner will be served at 5:30 PM followed by the presentation at 6 PM.