Women and HIV

Do women come through the doors of your agency?  We are an important access point for women’s HIV prevention, information and care.

The Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) is a long-term strategy funded by the Ontario AIDS Bureau. Its aim is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support women living with or affected by HIV and/or AIDS.

Through education and community collaboration, our goals are to:

  • Reduce HIV transmission among women in Ontario
  • Enhance local community capacity to address HIV/AIDS
  • Build safe environments to support women and their HIV/AIDS related needs

The WHAI at PARN program is an active member of the Peterborough Domestic Abuse Network, The Week Without Violence Committee, the Northumberland Domestic Abuse Monitoring Committee, Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee, the Concurrent Disorder Capacity Building Team and the Frontline Services Network.

Contact Rachel Petty for a tailored workshop on subjects ranging from gender and harm reduction, sex work, anti-oppression, criminalization of HIV to HIV 101 and/or policy development session for your agency .

Check out WHAI at PARN Facebook and Twitter and join the conversation.

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Selected women-specific links of interest:

Shared Health Exchange

The Facts About Violence Against Women

More information about the WHAI Initiative

Contrasting age, gender, patterns in HIV diagnoses At a Glance – HIV and AIDS in Canada: Surveillance Report to December 31st, 2012

Supporting children and their families in the community: The Teresa Group