In Toronto, thousands of people are living with the virus that causes AIDS - approximately one-quarter of Canada's HIV positive population live and access care here. The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA) is the largest direct support service agency of its kind for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Canada.
It is estimated that over 19,500 people have been diagnosed with HIV in Toronto since 1985. While treatment options have improved, there remains still, unfortunately, no cure.
The challenges facing people living with HIV are numerous and complex: episodes of illness, numerous life transitions, discrimination, financial difficulties, social isolation, side effects from medications and long term effects from the virus – to name but a few. PWA provides services geared to help all people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada’s largest city. PWA provides services geared to help all people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada's largest city.
To learn more:
- See PWA Mission, Achievements, Services
- Read 25 Years Making a Positive Difference (PDF 6.31 MB): A reflection on 25 years of PWA supporting the HIV+ and broader community
- Visit thet PWA website.
Last Updated on Friday, 04 January 2013 23:05