Category: PLDI Blog

We are excited to share a summary of findings and longer report of results for the PLDI Impact Evaluation that took place over the last year. Please find the  summary and report for your reading pleasure! The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) has built the resilience and leadership capacities of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in… Read more »

Part I of a 2 part series   The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) had the good fortune of presenting several research and evaluation projects at the recent Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) Conference in Montreal, QC. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet, reconnect, and learn from a diverse group of researchers, people with… Read more »

Background British Columbia (BC) is currently experiencing a significant increase in syphilis cases, with infectious syphilis reaching unprecedented rates. Though there has been a slow and steady increase year over year since the early 2000s, a much more significant increase was noted in 2015, with 40% more cases seen compared to 2014. For 2016, the… Read more »

Candice is a mother of three beautiful children (2 biological) ages 21, 4, and 3. She is an aboriginal woman from the Cree/Dene nation. Candice happens to be in recovery from substance abuse going on 7+ years. She was diagnosed as being HIV+ 22 years ago when pregnant with her now 21 years old (HIV-)… Read more »

Darcy joined PAN in the summer of 2016, as one of the new Peer Evaluators working on the PLDI Impact Evaluation team. He comes from a varied career background and is currently a licensed educator and thespian (for anyone who might recall his 2015 Fringe musical – LOCO HERO JOE). Darcy is pleased to have… Read more »

The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI), a three-module leadership training program led by and for people living with HIV (PLHIV), has delivered 20 sessions of leadership training to over 167 participants in BC since 2009, when PAN’s partnership with the Ontario AIDS Network was established. The purpose of this highly-valued series of three- and four-day… Read more »

Do you have an Episodic Health Condition? Participate in our Survey! People with episodic disabilities face significant employment and income support issues. Recurring periods of ill health make it difficult to work, especially full-time. Most people with episodic disabilities must rely on health and disability benefits. And due to the strict definitions and policies that… Read more »

As HIV rates have stabilized, HIV-positive individuals are living longer lives. More and more people today are in relationships where only one of the two people has HIV (an HIV-serodiscordant relationship). While there has been research on living with HIV, far less is known about the issues faced by HIV-serodiscordant couples. Researchers from the Dalla… Read more »

Job Posting BC Stigma Index Peer Research Associate (PRA)

BC Stigma Index Peer Research Associate (PRA) Job Opportunity JOB DEFINITION: The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is presently in the process of hiring four to six Peer Research Associates to assists us with a community-based research project, the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index, a dynamic research project born out of a community-identified need… Read more »