Category: PLDI Blog

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 »

Job Posting PLDI Peer Evaluator

 PLDI Peer Evaluator (Part-Time, Time Limited Position) Job Opportunity JOB DEFINITION: PAN is presently in the process of hiring three part-time Peer Evaluators on a time limited basis, to assist with an impact evaluation of the Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) – a leadership training program for people living with HIV/AIDS – in BC. For… Read more »

Date: May 18, 12 pm to 1 pm Presenter: Dr. Brian Conway, Medical Director, Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre Register: Click here You are invited to attend Positive Living BC’s next lunch and learn session by webinar. You will be able to listen, participate in the discussion, and ask questions. Please forward this to anyone you… Read more »

Housing can be an issue for some people living with HIV. Programs designed to provide safe and secure housing for those in need can be a stabilizing force in the lives of people with HIV.     The Enhanced Supportive Housing Program provides intensive support to people living with HIV who have complex needs.  … Read more »

Since the arrival of the first anti-HIV drug in the late 1980s, the question of when to begin treatment in the course of HIV disease has ignited debate. Over the years, recommendations about the ideal treatment starting point have moved back and forth between early and late initiation. In the past decade, however, the evidence… Read more »

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR CANADIAN CIVIL SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES TO BE INCLUDED IN CANADIAN GOVERNMENT DELEGATION TO THE UN HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON AIDS – JUNE 8-10, 2016 Canada will include two civil society representatives to its delegation: one individual from a registered Canadian Non-Government Organization (NGO) whose mandate focuses on HIV/AIDS, and one self-declared… Read more »

Join PWN for the 12th Annual SpringBoard Conference

Join PWN for our 12th Annual SpringBoard Conference! Intersections: Care for Women Living with HIV and hepatitis C Date: Thursday, May 19th  11:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Blue Horizon Hotel (1225 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC) Please RSVP to reserve your spot: [email protected]  or call 604-692-3000. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Link on website:… Read more »

The “Women And The Criminalization of HIV” (WATCH) study is now recruiting women living with HIV in the Lower Mainland for our first 4-day intensive Body Mapping workshop from June 19-23 2016. WATCH is a national, arts-based research study exploring women living with HIV’s understanding of the laws surrounding HIV non-disclosure and how criminalization impacts their relationships and… Read more »