A resource-sharing community for Canadian HIV and hepatitis C service providers

Positive Women’s Network

Established in 1991 as a collaboration between HIV-positive and HIV-negative women, Positive Women’s Network was born of a recognition that biological, social, and political factors put women at increased risk of HIV infection, as well as create particular challenges for women living with HIV.

Positive Women’s Network led initiatives to promote women-centred health, public education, and research on HIV and hepatitis C and supported women living in British Columbia in making informed choices about HIV and hepatitis C health and a wide range of concurrent issues. PWN also delivered free comprehensive training for service providers across the province, and their educational resources were distributed across the country.

Positive Women's Network closed its doors in 2017 in response to the shifting landscape of HIV and hepatitis C services, especially as these relate to women, as well as the challenge in sustaining long-term funding to run their programs. The PWN resources in Sage are being shared for archival reference and can be reproduced and adapted for non-commercial use with credit to the author. Please note that resources may contain information that is out-of-date as they are no longer being reviewed or updated.

Resources

Publication date: 2015

Procedures and forms for travel bookings for PWN members by PWN staff.

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Publication date: 2016

Project proposal for examining HIV/hepatitis C service integration at PWN.

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Publication date: 2011

A narrative summary reflecting on the first twenty years of PWN based on focus groups and
interviews.

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Publication date: 2013

These guidelines are used for setting honorarium fees for presenters, speakers, facilitators,
volunteers, and PWN members participating in various PWN events and workshops.

The PWN...

Publication date: 2015

This evaluation of PWN's outreach efforts showed that the program’s ability to work with women and support them in difficult times resulted in the outcome of the program being more important than...

Publication date: 2015

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Publication date: 2015

Newsletter (May-August 2015).

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Publication date: 2015

Newsletter (January-April 2015).

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Publication date: 2014

Newsletter (September-December 2014).

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Publication date: 2015

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