CHIWOS & Women Centred Care in the News

2017 F.M. Hill Lecture presented by Dr. Mona Loutfy

(FRENCH) Le Portail VIH/Sida du Québec

Spotlight on Dr. Mona Loutfy – watch the video at

Women represent one of the fastest growing demographics at risk for HIV, with one in five individuals living with HIV in Canada being women. Despite this shift, there is limited research focusing specifically oLoutfy_240n the health of women living with the condition.

To address the need for more knowledge about the health issues and care needs of this population, Dr. Mona Loutfy, scientist at Women’s College Research Institute, initiated the largest ever pan-Canadian national research collaboration focused on this issue.


Women Living With HIV Aim to Break the Glass Ceiling

Huffington Post. Published Dec 6 2014. 
MIWA blog4

Breaking the glass ceiling in HIV: study

Forecast: Journal of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Published October 2014. 
Glass Ceiling Screenshot-2

Women receive lower quality of care: study

Forecast: Journal of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Published March 2014. 
CfE Forecast

British Columbia researchers propose ways of improving care for HIV-positive women

By Sean R. Hosein. CATIE News. Published May 13 2014. 
Re-published May 22 2014:

It’s International Women’s Day

By McGill University Health Centre. Published March 7 2014. 

Keeping Women at the Forefront in the Fight Against HIV

By Allison Carter. Huffington Post. Published March 6 2014. 

Identifying the care needs of women living with HIV

By Angela Kaida. Hospital News. Published December 2013. 
hospital article

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week shines a light on HIV rates among indigenous people

By Yolande Cole, Georgia Straight. Published November 27 2013. 

Study focuses on women living with HIV in Canada

Simon Fraser University News Online. Published November 8 2013. 
SFU news

New study aims to optimize support for Canadian women living with HIV

Allison Carter, Angela Kaida, Emily Wagner, and Cara Tweed. Women’s Health Research Institute Newsletter. Published November 5 2013. 
WHRI newsletter

Research roundup: A spotlight on groundbreaking research from university

The Peak Student Newspaper of Simon Fraser University. Published Tuesday October 15, 2013.
SFU the peak

National women’s HIV study launched this week

Allison Carter, CHIWOS Provincial Coordinator (BC). Published Friday October 4, 2013.
Positive Lite

Study focuses on women living with HIV in Canada

Simon Fraser University. Press Release. Published Tuesday October 1, 2013.
press release sfu

New Canadian study of women living with HIV launched

British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Press Release. Published Tuesday October 1, 2013.
CfE press release                                      

What is “Women-Centred Care”? Experiences and perspectives of women living with HIV.

Apr 25, 2013 by Allison Carter, BSc., MPH, CHIWOS Provincial Coordinator (BC)

Doctors call for gender-focused HIV care in Canada

The Canadian Press. CTN News. Published Saturday, April 20.

Research shows women more likely to get sub-par care

VANCOUVER — The Canadian Press. Published Sunday, Apr. 14 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

HIV-AIDS research finds women more likely than men to get sub-par treatment

The Canadian Press, Published Saturday, April 13, 2013 7:01PM EDT

B.C. HIV-AIDS research shows women more likely than men to get sub-par treatment

Winnipeg Free Press, April 13, 2013

(FRENCH) VIH-sida : les femmes seraient moins bien traitées et testées que les hommes

Radio Canada, 13 avril 2013

“Until the lion learns to speak, the tales of hunting will be weak”: A study update from the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS)

Feb 7, 2013 by Angela Kaida, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

New study on women-specific HIV health services

Connections: The Quarterly Newsletter of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network, Winter 2011