Sex, Equity, and Resistance: A Journey of Women Loving and
Living with HIV from the CHIWOS Study
Dr. Angela Kaida
Associate Professor and Global HEalth Epidemiologist, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU
Canada Research Chair, Global Perspectives on HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health
Principal Investigator, CHIWOS and WATCH studies
Director, Global HIV Interdisciplinary HIV Research Leadership (GHIRL) Lab, SFU
Peer Research Associate, CHIWOS and WATCH studies
Indigenous Peer Navigator, Positive Living Society of BC
Board Member, AIDS Vancouver
Member, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network and CTN’s Prevention and Vulnerable Populations Working Group
This free lecture series is geared towards researchers, clinicians, students and hospital staff; however, the public and other interested stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend.
A light lunch will be served
Dr. Angela Kaida is an Associate Professor and Global Health Epidemiologist in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Perspectives on HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is a Principal Investigator of the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health cohort study (CHIWOS) and Women, ART, and the Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure study (WATCH), Chair of the Canadian Webinar Series on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV, and Director of the Global HIV Inter-disciplinary HIV Research Leadership (GHIRL) lab at SFU.
Her community-based research program aims to inform women-centred health and social policies to support HIV-affected women to achieve their reproductive desires and enjoy satisfying and pleasurable sex lives.
Valerie Nicholson is a Spirited Indigenous Warrior Woman. Valerie became active in HIV/AIDS in 2008, 2 years after her HIV diagnosis, and was the first Indigenous women to Chair the Board Of Positive Living B.C. She is currently a Peer Research Associate with the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health cohort study (CHIWOS) and the Women, ART, and the Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure study (WATCH), an Indigenous Peer Navigator for Positive Living, Board Member of AIDS Vancouver, a member of the Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network and CTN’S Prevention and Vulnerable Populations Working Group.
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