Treatment Outreach Workshop and Presentations
Whether large or small, any group that has an interest in learning about HIV treatment, including the drugs, their specific classes and side effects, recommended testing, timing of the start or change in medication, and including such things as complementary and alternative therapies (including massage, naturopathy, etc) are encouraged to get in touch.
Persons both infected as well as affected may find value in learning from both HIV-positive as well as HIV-negative individuals who can share this information in a variety of ways, from simple, informal discussions to full-scale PowerPoint slide presentations – and including the offering of a perspective of living with HIV.
Groups have included healthcare professional delivery teams, students of healthcare delivery, support groups and people working with the public and feeling less knowledgeable than desired. Delivery is tailored to the audience.
For more information or to request a workshop please call 604-646-5309.
Community Forums offer POSITIVE LIVING BC a means of bringing to the attention of its members and the general public a series of informative and educational topics related to HIV.
With the help of knowledgeable speakers and professionals we can offer a range of topics for you to choose from. Check out our events calendar for upcoming forums, which are usually held in the Chateau Granville and are accompanied by a delicious meal. Registration is required for these events.
Workshop Series for Newly Diagnosed
Individuals newly diagnosed with HIV are invited to participate in a 2 day series of workshops designed to educate and empower. Learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and maximize your quality of life while living with HIV.
In a safe and confidential space, share and support other recently diagnosed people for frank and open discussions about what it’s like to live with HIV today.
The workshop series provides a structured overview to help you navigate the overwhelming amount of HIV information available. Topics discussed include:
- The new realities of living with HIV – dispelling myths and misconceptions.
- The basics of HIV disease – disease progression, transmission, sex and risk assessment.
- Treatment information – when to start treatment, medication options and how to manage side effects, understanding and working with your Doctor.
- Disclosure – strategies for meeting both legal obligation and the personal challenges of sharing your status with others.
- Navigating your own “well being”.
For more information about this workshop series please contact us at 604-646-5366 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org