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Changes to PharmaNet, ARV Prescriptions

As of May 4, 2020, pharmacies started to enter ARV prescriptions into PharmaNet PharmaNetPharmaNet is a province-wide (British Columbia) computerized system for recording all your prescriptions. It holds the record of all prescriptions dispensed from community pharmacies in BC as well as prescriptions dispensed from hospital outpatient pharmacies for patient use at home. (If you get prescriptions filled in BC, you have a record in Pharmanet) ARVs have not always been entered into pharmanet as many PLHIV were concerned about […]

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PRIMP Study: Community Knowledge Survey

The survey is intended for people living in Victoria, BC onlyFor more information or if you have any questions regarding this study contact 

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COVID19: Update

March 18, 2020 Based on emerging trends and guidance from public health officials, including the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, VPWAS has requested that all staff work from home starting Wednesday March 18 until further notice. In addition, all in-person meetings and events until the end of April will be moved online, postponed, or cancelled where necessary. Like other organizations and businesses, we are doing this to help encourage social distancing, which we believe will help slow the spread […]

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VPWAS; New Address

Our new location is in the ‘Victoria Professional Building’ at 205 – 1120 Yates Street Victoria BC, V8V 3M9   All other contact info will remain the same: Tel: 250.382.7927 TF: 1.877.382.7927 Fax: 250.382.3232 Twitter: @vpwas Facebook:

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VPWAS is currently in the process of moving our office.We thank you and all of or volunteers for your patience during this time. During this time we will be open and available for support and peer navigation services at our current location 1139 Yates street. It may be approximately 2 weeks until we fully move into our new locationWatch this space for further information, and grand opening dates. We will be moving across the street to the Victoria Professional Building250 […]

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VPWAS AGM October 23, 2019

Join the Vancouver Island PWA Society (VPWAS) for our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday October, 23 2019 Guest Speaker: Dr. Kelli StajduharProfessor, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health and School of Nursing The AGM is open to all VPWAS members and community partners. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided Location101-1139 Yates StreetCoast Salish TerritoryVictoria, BC V8V3N2 Time : 6:30 PM

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Secret/e Play

Victoria play about HIV criminalization gets world premiere SECRET/E : A new play by Jessie award winner Rick Waines.Bruised and beaten, why is Billi under investigation? Assaulted by a violent boyfriend, why does Billi feel like she is the one under investigation?An officer is asked to investigate a domestic assault and must face his own prejudice.Guy attempts to reconcile a terrible decision that may have killed the woman he loved. Meet the three main characters of Secret/e, a new play […]

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HIV in My Day: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

So many stories of so many lives and all of them drifting away… HIV in My Day: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward Research Study on BC’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic Were you diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and living in BC before 1996? or Did you support or care for someone living with HIV during this time? Help us document the early years of BC’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic by sharing your experiences in an oral history interview. Participants will receive $50. HIV in My Day: Reflecting […]

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Attorney General of Canada to issue Directive Regarding Prosecutions of HIV Non-Disclosure Cases

On December 1, 2018, the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, federal Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould and the Department of Justice announced a new directive regarding prosecution of HIV non-disclosure cases. The Government of Canada is committed to a fair, responsive and effective criminal justice system that protects Canadians, holds offenders to account, supports vulnerable people, and respects the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Today, on the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister […]

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Day With(out) Art 2018 Alternative Endings, Activist Risings

Free Film Screening World AIDS Day / Day With(out) Art 2018 w/ Visual AIDS ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS [TRAILER] ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS for Day With(out) Art 2018 from Visual AIDS on Vimeo. Saturday December 1, 2018 The Vancouver Island PWA Society (VPWAS) partnering with Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art 2018 Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. The Vic Theatre 808 Douglas Street Victoria, […]

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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 | | |