Resources for Patients


There are many resources and supports in British Columbia for individuals living with HIV. Below are some resources available at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Positive Living Society of British Columbia and other organizations in Vancouver. For other community-based organizations in different regions of British Columbia, click on the tabs to the left.

BC-CfE Primary Care Guidelines – Information for Patients
Provides a quick overview of HIV and a short introduction to treatment and connection with a physician or other healthcare provider. (Website compatible with mobile devices)

BC-CfE Patient Information Sheet for Drug Treatment Program
Provides a description of the HIV Drug Treatment Program at the BC-CfE in a Q&A format. (PDF document)

HIV Care Registry
Connects HIV-positive individuals with HIV experienced physicians and healthcare providers throughout British Columbia. (Website developed by Positive Living Society of BC)

Best Practice Guidelines: Caring for client who are risk for or are living with HIV/AIDS
Contains recommendations for practice in the delivery of HIV care for nurses in acute care and community settings, developed by the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC). (PDF document)

Healthy Living Manual
Manual for HIV-positive patients created by Positive Living Society of BC (PDF document).

HIV Testing Handbook: A Guide to your Rights
A guide for both patients and providers on the patient’s rights regarding HIV testing created by the BC Civil Liberties Association.

CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange) website
Provides information and resources on prevention and treatment for HIV and Hepatitis C.

Vancouver Lower Mainland

Positive Living Society of BC (Vancouver)
Positive Living BC is dedicated to empowering persons living with HIV/AIDS through mutual support and collective action.

Oak Tree Clinic for women and families with HIV (Vancouver)

AIDS Vancouver (Vancouver)

Health Initiative for Men (HIM) (Vancouver)

Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) (Vancouver)

Positive Women’s Network (Vancouver)

YouthCO HIV & Hepatitis C Society of BC (Vancouver)

Wings Housing Society (Vancouver)

Red Road HIV/AIDS Network (North Vancouver)

Heart of Richmond AIDS Society (Richmond)

Fraser Region

Maxxine Wright Community Health Centre (Surrey)

The Lower Mainland Purpose Society (New Westminster)

Positive Living Fraser Valley Society (Abbotsford)

Interior British Columbia

AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society (ANKORS) (Nelson, Cranbrook)

Kamloops AIDS Society / ASK Wellness Centre (Kamloops)

Living Positive Resource Centre, Okanagan (Kelowna)

Northern British Columbia

Positive Living North: No Khēyoh t’sih’en t’sehena Society (Prince George, Smithers, Dawson Creek)

Central Interior Native Health Society (Prince George)

Northern Health Blood-Borne Pathogen Team (Prince George) – Phone 250-645-6315

Vancouver Island

AIDS Vancouver Island (Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Hardy)

Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) (Victoria)