PICS HIV and Hepatitis C Intervention Project focuses on providing health awareness workshops and resources to immigrants and refugee claimants. One of the objectives of the program is to mitigate the stigma of HIV and HCV and to encourage the public to seek medical examination. PICS in collaboration with S.U.C.C.E.S.S has developed a HIV & Hepatitis C Intervention Project for immigrants and refugees in the lower mainland.

  • HIV and HCV intervention project provides the following services for FREE:
  • Referral/ Access to Healthcare
  • HIV/HCV Information Session
  • Peer Network
  • Follow-up Care
  • Coping and Support

Awareness Workshops include:

  • HIV Basics
  • Prevention
  • Testing and Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Living with HIV
  • Complimentary Therapies and Nutrition
  • Hepatitis C Basics, causes and symptoms
  • Hepatitis C Complications, tests and diagnosis
  • Hepatitis C Treatment and Drugs
  • Coping and Support
  • Prevention

The program also provides “Train the Trainer” services where organizations in the community can learn how to deliver the awareness workshops and resources.

Workshops are held on monthly basis in Surrey and Vancouver. Point Care Testing where Healthcare professionals are available to provide on site free HIV/HCV testing to workshop participants. Results are kept confidential. For more information please contact 604-596-7722 Ext:132.

“Production of the HIV and Hepatitis C Intervention Project has been made possible through funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the view of the Public Health Agency of Canada.”