Tag: Women

The Supporting Mothers in Ways that Work forum was held in Vancouver, BC in September 2014. The purpose of this forum was to bring together health and social service providers, women living with HIV and researchers from across BC to discuss issues and strengthen regional networks to enhance services for mothers living with HIV. Rather than… Read more »


Are you a woman living with HIV (Trans inclusive, 14+) living or accessing care in Metro Vancouver? The SHAWNA Project (Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS: Women’s Longitudinal Needs Assessment) is looking for women living with HIV who are living with or accessing care in Metro Vancouver to participate in a five-year research project aimed at understanding… Read more »

On October 23, 2015, the Gender & Sexual Health Initiative (of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS), Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and Positive Women’s Network (PWN) on behalf of the Women, HIV and the Law Project held a one-day Research Roundtable for a small group of leading experts, including women living with HIV (WLWH), academics, AIDS support organizations (ASOs), clinicians, and legal… Read more »

By Allison Carter Public health professional with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and the Epidemiology and Population Health Program at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. BC Community-Based Research Coordinator for CHIWOS. Read original article More than half of all people living with HIV worldwide are women, and yet they… Read more »

Women living with HIV invited to participate in e-wHEALTH study

Are you a woman living with HIV? Do you have a computer and internet?  If yes, you are invited to take part in the e-wHEALTH study What is e-wHEALTH? Women living with HIV continue to be challenged by HIV-related stigma and fear of disclosure of their HIV status. For this reason we adapted the Women’s… Read more »

Save the date! Hoopla: A Women’s Health Carnival

Please join us for Hoopla: A Women’s Health Carnival, presented by Positive Women’s Network. Hoopla is a celebration of services, an extravaganza of education, and a spot for connection. Learn about the issues, offerings, and passions of women-focused organizations in the Vancouver area. Throughout the day we’ll feature health spotlight mini sessions, interactive learning zones, feature… Read more »

CHIWOS: Research Participants Needed

Canada’s largest research study by, with and for women living with HIV wants to hear from you! The CHIWOS study is enrolling over 1500 women living with HIV across BC, ON and QC, and is conducting transformational research on the impact of women-centred HIV care on sexual, reproductive, mental, and other women’s health outcomes. The study involves answering… Read more »

Launch of the CHIWOS National Newsletter!

On behalf of the National Management Team, we are excited to launch the very first CHIWOS National Newsletter! You can access the Newsletter in English or French by clicking on the respective image below (Ctrl +click), or by downloading the attached PDF. Please feel free to share the Newsletter and distribute it widely through your… Read more »

Taking potent combination anti-HIV therapy (commonly called ART or HAART) every day, exactly as directed, is a cornerstone of improving health for HIV-positive people. Many other factors can affect health, well-being and survival of patients, and one of those factors is the quality of care that patients receive. Researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence… Read more »

Log on to the the Spring 2014 installment of the HIV/AIDS Webinar Learning Series. The topic is: We Are Unique! Caring for Canadian Women Living with HIV Where: Register online Webinar ID: 489-179-335 When: Wednesday, April 9, 8–9 am Cost:  Free Registration By the end of the Webinar, participants will:  Understand how Canadian women living with HIV differ from… Read more »