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

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.

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