POZitively Connected

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Social Networking and Support for POZ Gay/Bi Men in Victoria!

Building a support network is important. Support can be at an agency but may also be less formal such as coffee meetings, pot luck dinners and other ways to meet new people and get involved.

Accessing existing community-based support networks can also bring you connections with other gay and bi men living with HIV. Being connected can help to improve mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health. And you can make great friends!

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POZitivley Connected Programs:

Espresso Yourself

Espresso Yourself

Espresso Yourself

Nov 19, 2019 - Nov 19, 2019 1:00pm

Espresso Yourself - A weekly coffee group for gay bi men living with HIV ~ Talk ~ Share ~ Laugh ~ As an alternative to the bar scene, Espresso Yourself...

Pozitively Connected in Office

Pozitively Connected in Office

Nov 15, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019 11:00am

Social Networking and Support for POZ Gay/Bi Men in Victoria! Pozitively Connected Facilitator and Peer Navigator Michael is in VPWAS office every Friday...

Saturday Stroll … currently on hiatus
Saturdays 1pm (various locations/weather permitting)
A weekly walking/hiking group for HIV+ gay/bi men.
Walk the gorge, the galloping goose, the breakwater, who knows where our paths will take us! When weather turns inclement we gather for coffee in a local coffee shop.

Online & Other Support
POZitively Connected provides one-to-one support through email, Facebook messaging or Skype for those people who prefer connecting through those avenues. Phone contact is also available for people who prefer to hear a real voice!

For more information or to join in on these or other POZitively Connected events, support services or gatherings:


Michael Yoder
1.877.382.7927 (toll free)

Check out POZitivley Connected on Facebook

POZitivley Connected is now housed under the VPWAS banner!
Press Release: March 27, 2014 – Local AIDS group adopts program for gay men living with HIV more (PDF)

Read more about POZitively Connected
by Danielle Pope – Monday Magazine
posted Jul 5, 2012

About The Facilitator

Michael Yoder currently works with POZitively Connected, a project of Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV AIDS Society. He has previously sat on the board of directors of the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS), and has been involved in the HIV/AIDS movement since 1987. He worked with CAS in development and writing of the One Foot Forward Series of self training modules for people living with HIV and other work. Michael is always available for writing work, workshop development/presentation as well as public speaking.

Michael Yoder is a contributing writer with Positivelite.com “Canada’s Online HIV Magazine”. Check out Michael’s blog posts here

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 |