POSITIVE LIVING BC is dedicated to empowering persons living with HIV/AIDS through mutual support and collective action. We are a Registered Non-profit Society (#11928-2085) and an established leader in the HIV/AIDS movement. Uniquely among major agencies in Canada, the POSITIVE LIVING BC Board of Directors is composed entirely of HIV-positive members.
With a membership of more than 5,700 HIV-positive members and a proud history spanning three decades, we are Western Canada's largest AIDS service organization and an established leader in the HIV/AIDS movement. We rely on funding, donations from the wider community in order to provide our range of services and events, and to produce a variety of resources and publications.
Our educational resources address such topics as healthcare, legal issues, dental hygiene, travel, HIV diagnosis, and more.
Publication date: 2018
This Goals and Assesment plan tool provides Peers and the people they are working with a guide to explore a multitude of areas in a person's life, identify goals, including streghts and challenges to achieving the goals and action plans.
Publication date: 2017
Resources related to hiring Peers, Peer code of ethics, training syllabus ideas and helping Peers determine their readiness to be a Peer.Code of ethics and Readiness to be a peer resources were modified from tools collected atcahpp.org/project/peer-center/.
Publication date: 2013
If you live in British Columbia and are newly diagnosed with HIV or re-engaging with care, peer navigators can help. Peer navigators are trained and educated on health issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, self care, safer sex, disease progression and other important topics....
Publication date: 2013
This resource can help you plan for your health recovery after you leave the hospital. It includes information on what to do before you leave the hospital, follow-up appointments, involving a caregiver, and other topics.
Publication date: 2014
Information for newly diagnosed people, written in plain language. Contains information on the HIV virus, blood work, medication, disclosure and more.
Publication date: 2015
“Disclosure: Telling Someone You Are Living with HIV” is based on the lived experience of PLHIV and includes: -benefits and risks of disclosure; -information on legal obligations to disclose; -planning for disclosure; and -provincial resources offering further...