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Toronto People With AIDS Foundation

Making a positive difference.

Since 1987, PWA has been helping men, transmen, transwomen, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Our response is inspired by the voices and experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS.

The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation offers a welcoming space to connect with others, access practical support services, and get assistance to navigate the sometimes complex system of care required.

The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation exists to promote the health and well-being of all people living with HIV/AIDS by providing accessible, direct and practical support services.

The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation is the largest direct support service agency for people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada. We hope you'll find the information you're looking for on this website, or through our links. If you need any assistance, contact us.


At this point, we have been able to translate a few of our website pages. Pages available in French or Spanish are indicated at the top of the page. By contacting us directly, we will be able to set up appropriate interpretation services to help you access our complete range of services.

In addition, some agencies that offer services in French and/or Spanish are:

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What's New

2014/2015 Financial Forecast & Update
To download the updated document, click here.

New Treatment Topic: HIV What?!?!
What you want to know, what you need to know, and other bits of info to help you out along the way. Download a copy in English, French or Spanish by clicking here.

HIV and disclosure: How the Supreme Court of Canada got it wrong
On Oct. 5, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decisions in two cases dealing with the tricky issues of criminal liability for HIV nondisclosure. The court ruled that people living with HIV have a legal duty to tell their sexual partners about their HIV infection except in a narrow set of circumstances - where the risk that HIV would be transmitted approaches zero... Read the full Toronto Star article: HERE

Health Survey
PWA is conducting a survey of people living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto to determine what we can do to make HIV health and treatment information more accessible. We would appreciate your time in participating in this survey, as your feedback is important to us and helps us to improve the availability of treatment information to people living with HIV/AIDS. This survey should only take 10-15 minutes of your time and is completely anonymous. If you need help completing the survey or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Jennifer Grochocinski, Treatment Resources Coordinator at 416-506-1400 x237 or The survey can be found online at: HEALTH SURVEY Hard copies are also available at our office.

Read our September e-news:

Highlights from our June e-news:
- July 15: Tighty Whitey Car wash
- PWA at Pride
- PWA's ED speaks at Underwriters' AGM
- Good Food Box
- Win a trip for 2

Highlights from our Special Edition e-news:
- June 4: 25th anniversary launch event
- July 1: PWA in Pride Day Parade
- Good Food Box
- Win a trip for 2

Highlights from our May e-news:
- PWA's strategic plan
- Women's Stories Series, Stories of HIV+ Men
- Good Food Box
- RMTs needed for Bike Rally
- June 17: Mr. Spearhead's Daddy's Day
- July 1: PWA Pride parade participants
- July 15: Tighty Whitey Car Wash

New treatment bulletins (in English, Français and Español):
- Diabetes & HIV
- Understanding Your Bloodwork

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