Category: Positive Leadership Development Institute

The Year in Review: 2018-19

We are happy to present the 2018-19 Year in Review, our annual report. We thank our members, allies, and stakeholders for their roles in the work we have accomplished over the past year, and encourage people to contact us if they would like more information. Message from the Executive Director     Dear Friends, Looking… Read more »

PAN is pleased to welcome (back) Marc Seguin, who recently joined the Training and Leadership department as the Positive Leadership Development Institute Manager. Marc was one of the original trainers for PLDI when PAN introduced the program ten years ago. Read about other members of our team in the Meet the People at PAN series.  … Read more »

Pozcast: Supporting PLHIV in their Health

Updated with webinar recording   June 11-17 is Men’s Health Week, and we sat down with James Watson, the host of Pozcast. The goal of Pozcast is to connect people living with HIV with HIV research in ways that matter. Episodes on men’s health have included HIV and fatherhood, and a series on drug use… Read more »

Background:In 2015, PAN began the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index (BC Stigma Index), a community-based research (CBR) study to document the experiences of stigma and discrimination from the perspective of people living with HIV (PLHIV). One of the objectives of this study was to “support PLHIV to be Stigma Index leaders & build… Read more »

As many of us are now aware, U=U (Undetectable Equals Untransmittable), means that people living with HIV (PLHIV) can feel confident that, if they have a sustained undetectable viral load for at least six months, they will not pass on HIV to their sexual partners. Treatment as Prevention®, pioneered by the BC-CfE in 2006, formed… Read more »

The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) has offered leadership programming to people living with HIV in BC since 2009. We wanted to learn what is working for participants and where the program might be fine-tuned to improve the experience. To evaluate the program’s effect, we used a participatory evaluation process, where peers themselves plan, develop… Read more »

HIV in My Day: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

Reprinted from Vancouver Island PWA Society site   HIV in My Day: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward is an oral history project that hopes to document the beginning of the HIV epidemic (1980s) in Victoria and Vancouver Island’s history by having those with lived experience and their caregivers recount their experiences. We are an inter-generational community-based research team… Read more »

The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) wants to showcase Canadian HIV/AIDS stories. This year the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands from July 23 to 27, will highlight the theme “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges.” The Canadian Society for International Health is pleased to be developing and coordinating activities for the… Read more »

PLHIV Forum Survey Sets Priority for Action

At each PAN Fall conference, people living with HIV (PLHIV) delegates take part in a forum to discuss issues and make recommendations on PLHIV priorities in the work of  PAN. Jesse Brown, the Co-Chair of PAN’s Board of Directors, shares this letter with 2017 attendees.  March 26, 2018 Dear Positive Forum 2017 Attendees, We appreciate your participation… Read more »

PLBC/CATIE Webinar: Peer health navigation in HIV services

          Peer health navigation is a person-centred approach to guide, connect, refer, educate and accompany people living with HIV through systems of care. This webinar will unpack diverse peer health navigation models and introduce participants to the new CATIE resource Practice Guidelines in Peer Health Navigation for People Living with HIV…. Read more »

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) is calling out to researchers and advocates to acknowledge the essential role that people living with HIV play in research work. In the post, Inclusion and Respect – appreciating the role people living with HIV have with our research partners, the relationship of researchers and PLHIV is… Read more »

When Pacific AIDS Network decided to take a participatory approach to the Positive Leadership Development Institute’s (PLDI) impact evaluation, we recognized the novelty of the design and wanted to find a way of tracking the successes and challenges of the process for everyone involved in the project. At the same time, we were interested in better understanding the… Read more »