Newly Diagnosed

What you need to know in order to stay healthy and connected

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First, if you have just found out that you are HIV positive, know that you are going to be ok! You are not alone, there are many who have walked down this same path. You have not only aquired HIV, but you have inherited a caring community that is here to help and support you.

Living with HIV has changed and with the newer HIV treatments available and support, you can live a healthy and active life, and learning how does not have to be overwhelming and you don’t have to do it alone.

Connecting with one of VPWAS Peer Navigators is a good first step, Peer Navigators are here to listen to you, hear your concerns and help however we can. Our Peer Navigators are people living with HIV and/or co-infected with HEPC, who go through a comprehensive training program(s).

Connect with a Peer Navigator:
Call 250.382.7927 | toll free: 1.877.382.7927 | email: support@vpwas.org


healthy_living_manual_2012_0Healthy Living Manual

A guide for positive individuals to access basic information about HIV and how to optimize their health and take care of issues related to the disease. This informative book was produced by POSITIVE LIVING BC members and collaborators.

PDF – Healthy Living Manual


Living with HIV: Starting Points

This publication, originally developed by the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation, has been adapted and reprinted in partnership with CATIE.

online: www.catie.ca/en/practical-guides/living-hiv-starting-points

PDF – Living with HIV: Starting Points


Managing your health: a guide for people living with HIV

This new edition of CATIE’s Managing your health deals with issues of HIV prevention, awareness and treatment. It provides answers to almost any question an HIV-positive person might ask, and does so in a way that’s easy to read and understand.

Online – Managing your health: a guide for people living with HIV

Vancouver Island Persons Living With HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) 101 - 1139 Yates Street, Coast Salish Territories, Victoria, BC. V8V 3N2
Phone: 250.382.7927 | Fax: 250.382.3232 | Toll Free: 1.877.382.7927 | support@vpwas.org | www.vpwas.org |