This month we've put together a SHAWNA newsletter to share what we've been up to since launching the project in mid-2015. SHAWNA, our 5 year community-based research project in partnership with women living with HIV, community, legal and health experts aims to learn from the lived experiences of women and trans folks living with HIV with sexual and HIV care across Metro Vancouver. A big thank you to our community partners including BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre, Oak Tree Clinic, Pacific AIDS Network, Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC, Positive Women's Network, WISH Drop In Centre, YouthCo. AIDS Society, Positive Living BC, the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement at UVIC, McLaren Housing Society of BC, Positive Haven, and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, among others! Read more about the SHAWNA Project here
In this newsletter, we share early findings from our first 220 interviews with women living with HIV, details about our upcoming Photovoice project, which uses photography to understand experiences with HIV stigma and disclosure, and highlights from our diverse research team who were out in the community at the Carnegie Alley Health Fair and Positive Gathering!
Read the SHAWNA Newsletter here and look for it in print in the community!