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Campaign launched for better HIV therapy options in BC

Join us in the fight for access to HIV Treatment that eliminates the need for daily oral medication Access to treatment is life saving. It’s time for British Columbia to step up and coverlong-acting injectable treatments for HIV.Join the fight by visiting to send a letter to your MLA and Health Minister News ReleaseA matter of fairness: AIDS Vancouver launches campaign for better HIV therapy options in BCLong-acting injectable therapy would reduce stigma, improve adherence, and save lives VANCOUVER […]

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Are You Interested in Women’s Healthy Aging Research?

BC CARMA CHIWOS Collaboration (BCC3) We are currently recruiting women (cis- and trans-gender inclusive) for the BC CARMA CHIWOS Collaboration (BCC3) study on women’s healthy aging. The goal of this study is to better understand the cellular, clinical, and social factors involved in women’s healthy aging, such as viral infections (HIV, hepatitis C, and herpes), hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol), chronic diagnoses, and personal life experiences including adverse childhood experiences, sexual health, stigma, violence, social support, and resilience. We are […]

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Learning from Newly HIV-Diagnosed People
in Vancouver and Victoria

RESEARCH STUDY TO IMPROVE HIV PREVENTIONAND CARE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA Have you been diagnosed with HIV since 2018?Are you 16 years of age or older?Do you live in British Columbia? If you answered yes to the questions above, you may be eligible to participate in our study to learn how HIV prevention efforts can be enhanced and connection to HIV-related support and care can be improved for newly diagnosed people in British Columbia. If you agree to participate, you will […]

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From the Board

From the Board

Hello VPWAS members, As another year is fully underway. I would first like to thank Craig Dales, Penny Bradford and TJ Furlani, for the consistent care they provide to us as members, -most especially to those who have recently joined VPWAS either through a recent diagnosis or as a newcomer to the province and country. For those who are new, whatever we can do to help you feel more welcome and part of this peer-led, community-based health initiative called VPWAS, […]

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VPWAS Holiday Hours

WISHING YOUHAPPY, SAFE andHEALTHY HOLIDAYSFROM ALL OF US AT VPWAS VPWAS Office and Drop-in will be closedMonday, December 12 (@12 noon)&DECEMBER 23 throughJANUARY 2, 2023Reopening on Tuesday, January 3 Read more

The Glasgow Manifesto

The Glasgow ManifestoInternational Coalition of Older People with HIV (iCOPe HIV) PREAMBLE At AIDS 2022 in Montreal, Canada, we – ageing and older adults living with HIV, long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS, and our allies from around the world – gathered in The Silver Zone, the first-ever global village networking zone to hold dedicated space for us. Our 6-year struggle for visibility within the International AIDS Conference is representative of the challenges we face every day to have our living expertise […]

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Vancouver Island PWA Society Annual General Meeting November 2, 20226pmZoom Please join us for VPWAS AGM, this year our AGM will be once again hosted via ZOOM! Please email to RSVP and receive the linkor call VPWAS reception at 250.382.7927 / 1.877.382.7927 guest speaker tba

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Research Opportunity: A Qualitative Exploration of the Processes Foundational to Promoting Psychological Well-Being Amongst Older, Self-Identifying Gay Men

Project Title: A Qualitative Exploration of the Processes Foundational to Promoting Psychological Well-Being Amongst Older, Self-Identifying Gay Men Are you a man who self-identifies as gay, aged 50 years or older?Do you currently live on Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands, or Vancouver/Lower Mainland? If so, we would be grateful for your participation in a research study. The purpose of this study is to deepen understandings of how older, self-identifying gay men go about promoting their psychological well-being. In particular, we are interested […]

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Community Consensus Statement

Based on extensive consultations with people living with HIV, HIV organizations, service providers, women’s rights advocates, scientific experts and others, the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) will release a new Community Consensus Statement tomorrow (Friday, July 29, 2022) at the International AIDS Conference in Montreal. The HIV Legal Network is a founding member of the CCRHC, which includes people living with HIV, community organizations, lawyers, researchers, and others. The Coalition was formed in October 2016 and works to […]

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Government of Canada Announces New Community Consultations on the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure

July 27, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Government of Canada is unwavering in its commitment to ensuring that our criminal justice system keeps communities safe, supports victims, and holds offenders to account, while respecting Charter rights. As part of the pre-conference activities of the International AIDS Conference 2022, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, met with stakeholders and today announced upcoming consultations on the criminal justice response to HIV […]

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