Posts Tagged support

From the Ocean to the Island “A comforting wreckage”

From the Ocean to the Island “A comforting wreckage” “My name is John (name has been changed for privacy) and I have been diagnosed with HIV since 1986”. This was the bulk of my introductory email sent to Michael Yoder, liaison at the Pozitively Connected support group in Victoria. Little that I knew what I would get in return for being forthcoming about my status and blindly reaching out for support. Yes, I have survived the 80’s and the 90’s, but […]

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Positive Women’s Support; Friday April 24

Positive Women’s Support We offer a female identified  space at VPWAS office between 3pm and 5pm on the 3rd Friday of every month. This month on Friday April 24. Peer support by, with and for women living with HIV and HCV creates an enabling environment for us to feel empowered and take control of our lives again after an HIV diagnosis. Shared experiences can address common concerns we may face, like stigma and disclosure. Personal support from another woman living with HIV can be uplifting, supportive […]

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Just us Guys reboot: starting Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Just us Guys is a peer-facilitated, discussion based support group open to all self identified guys who are living with HIV/HCV Second Wednesday of each month at 1pm 101-1139 Yates Street Victoria, BC Tel: 250.382.7927 A chance to talk about what’s going on in your life and health. • Groups provide safe spaces in which members share information and provide mutual support • Topics of conversation differ by group but may include: responding to a new diagnosis, aging with HIV, developing […]

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Vancouver Island Persons Living With HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) 205 - 1120 Yates Street, Coast Salish Territories, Victoria, BC. V8V 3M9
Phone: 250.382.7927 | Fax: 250.382.3232 | Toll Free: 1.877.382.7927 | support@vpwas.org | www.vpwas.org |