FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 15, 2011 BC Persons With AIDS Society changes its name to Positive Living BC HIV-positive British Columbians mark a new era for their community VANCOUVER, BC—HIV-positive British Columbians redefined their collective identity today by officially renaming Western Canada’s largest HIV/AIDS* organization “Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Positive Living BC)”. Most… Read more »

  BCPWA recently released a position statement regarding Pre- and Post-Test Counselling and Disclosure Directives.  It reads as follows: On November 18, that element (section 6.1) of the Communicable Disease Regulation (CDR) that required written consent before information about a person’s positive HIV-test results could be disclosed to anyone other than the Medical Officer of… Read more »

BCPWA Job Posting – Web-based Programs Coordinator

  BCPWA is a consumer-led, member driven, registered charitable society run by and for persons living with HIV and AIDS.  BCPWA is Western Canada’s largest AIDS organization with a membership of more than 4,800 HIV-positive members.  The Web-based Programs Coordinator manages BCPWA’s online presence in accordance with the most current industry standards and user needs…. Read more »

      This is an invitation to attend a workshop on HIV and Criminalization from 9am till Noon Wednesday, November 24th at the UBC Medical Students and Alumni Center (MSAC) located at the corner of 12th Avenue and Heather St. In Vancouver.  The morning will begin with presentations from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network… Read more »

   The BC Persons With AIDS Society has recently sent a letter to Ministers Falcon and Chong and BCCDC Director of STI/HIV Prevention and Control Dr. Michael Rekart and Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Dr. Julio Montaner, in regards to STOP HIV/AIDS in the age of eHealth and enhanced reportability. To… Read more »