Please visit www.catie.ca for more information on potential interactions between the virus and other medical conditions, things you can do to reduce the risk of transmission, and what to do if you are concerned you may need to be tested.
Other great resources can be found at these links:
Weaving our Wisdoms (WoW) is a multi-year, multi-stakeholder initiative that supports Indigenous people living with HIV and AIDS by supporting connections to land-based teachings delivered by HIV Olders.
HIV Olders are Indigenous people living with HIV and AIDS (IPHAs) who have lived long term with HIV and are considered knowledge holders who have wisdom and experience to support HIV wellness for other IPHAs.
HIV Olders understand how cultural teachings can be a positive action initiative to support managing day-to-day needs of living with HIV. They are knowledge holders of HIV history.
“As an Older, we see a lot, and sometimes those views help us recognize what we’re doing;
what we need to do.”
- Chad Dickie's reflection from Koeye Lodge
IN WoW NEWS
August 19, 2020
Tune into to CAAN's upcoming Fireside Chat: "Do I look taller? I feel taller": Meaningfully engaging HIV-positive Indigenous women in research that grows community.
Click here for more info.
August 13, 2020
The project “Strengths in the Face of Stigma” is looking for BC-based individuals to share their experiences living positive with HIV phone.
Click here for more info.
July 30, 2020
The WoW team presented at the International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV & AIDS (IIPCHA, AIDS 2020)! Click here to listen to wisdoms and stories from WoW Olders Val and Knighton.
June 2, 2020
WoW's 2019 Annual Report is now available!
March 13, 2020
CAHR is going virtual this year! "...our goal remains the same: share the latest scientific advances in the field, learn from one another’s expertise, and develop new ways to treat and prevent HIV." Link here for the press release
December 1, 2019
The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is pleased to announce the appointment of our new CEO! A warm welcome to Margaret Kisikaw Piyesis!
November 24, 2019
Sandy Lambert, one of WoW's HIV Olders and DUDES club resident Elder was featured on CBC Radio's Cross Country Check-up; "Leave your armour at the door': How bonding is helping Indigenous men heal body, mind and spirit." (Link here)
October 30, 2019
Sherri Pooyak, WoW's nominated principal investigator, was recently interviewed by Pacific AIDS Network. Click here for the full article.
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