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

PWN

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Resources

When Disclosure Is Dangerous: Remembering Cicely Bolden

Article published on TheBody.com concerning the murder of Cicely Bolden, a black woman who disclosed her HIV+ status to a partner and was murdered.

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HIV Criminalization Hurts Women on Both Sides of the Courtroom

Article published in the Huffington Post.

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"They Don't Want Us to Have Sex": Women Consider Life Under Threat of Criminal Law

Article on the Supreme Court ruling on HIV non-disclosure in 2012 and the implications for women living with HIV.

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Listen Up! Women Are Talking About.... Women’s Health Research Project

Listen Up! was the first peer-based, community action research project of its kind to examine how the social determinants of health put women at greater risk for HIV infection than men.

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Barriers in Access to Primary Health Care for Young HIV+ Women: A Qualitative Research Study

YouthCO and Positive Women’s Network commissioned a research project in 2007 on the barriers that young women living with HIV face in accessing primary health care services.

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Health Promotion Workshops Evaluation

Since 2006 Positive Women’s Network has provided HIV education workshops for health and social services providers in BC. We contracted Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation to assess how well these workshops were delivered, what kinds of outcomes occurred, and what important learnings have resulted along the way.

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Retreat Program Evaluation

One of the most popular support services delivered by PWN is the Weekend Retreat Program. Offered since 1993, this program allows HIV+ women to relax and connect with one another in safe, stigma-free environments. To address this need, PWN hired a master's student in public health from Simon Fraser University to evaluate the program and the difference it has made.

HIV and Pregnancy

Poster. Exact publication year unknown.

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Peer Support Training Program Evaluation

PWN developed a formal Peer Support Training Program in 2010 to train members on how to provide peer support to other positive women. The overall goal of the training program is to contribute to a province-wide peer support network to help women living with HIV receive optimum care and support.

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Member Engagement Survey Results

In 2013, Positive Women's Network conducted a survey of members to hear how women connected and engaged with programs and services. PWN member Monique Desroches was hired to conduct and report on the Member Engagement Survey, which was written by HIV+ women and PWN staff.

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