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Vancouver has long been at the forefront of HIV treatment and advocacy. Today, our city is home to a thriving community of people, programs and other resources that help those with HIV lead rich, rewarding lives.

Positive Living BC

More than 5,300 people across BC rely on Positive Living BC for a range of free and low-cost programs, from advocacy to acupuncture, haircuts to healthcare.

AIDS Vancouver

AIDS Vancouver works with people and organizations around the world on care, support and prevention initiatives. Local services for Vancouverites with HIV include financial assistance, outreach care, and a confidential helpline.


Run by and for youth, YouthCO provides education, support and advocacy on issues associated with HIV and AIDS. Anyone between the ages of 15 and 29 can access YouthCO's services or get involved as a volunteer.

Positive Women's Network

The Positive Women's Network provides education, support and advocacy for BC women living with HIV, as well as healthcare and social services for others across the country.

HIV Testing Education through UBC Continuing Professional Development

UBC Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is a Division of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of British Columbia. Bringing together educational expertise, innovation, research and the use of technology, UBC CPD leads in providing accredited high quality unbiased educational programming to support Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for physicians.

Additional Community Support - Outside of Vancouver

For information on HIV and HIV testing in Northern BC:

For information on HIV and HIV testing in the Southern Interior of BC:

For information on HIV and HIV testing in the Fraser Valley:

For information on HIV and HIV testing on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and in the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet: