I Walk to support Women affected by HIV

August 31, 2020

The social challenges that women face in Ontario causes HIV to impact and affect us differently. Misogyny, gender-based violence, discrimination in healthcare, and other systemic factors can put women at higher risk of contracting HIV and can make it difficult for women living with HIV to stay connected to care. Many populations of women are at much higher risk, including trans women, Black women, Indigenous women, women who are sex workers, women who use drugs, women who have been incarcerated, as well as women who experience violence.

Through education, outreach, and collaboration, The AIDS Network’s Women’s Community Development Program raises awareness and informs local community organizations and groups that serve women. The program supports HIV-related services for women and works with local community organizations to promote the integration of HIV/AIDS into their current programs, services, and policies/procedures. The AIDS Network also works with staff at community organizations to build their knowledge and capacity to respond to women’s HIV-related needs.

The AIDS Network relies on the support of our friends and allies within the communities that we serve to deliver our most crucial programs and services. Show your support today and help us to continue our mission to respond to the impact of HIV. We imagine a world without new infection and long, healthy lives for people living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV.

Support The AIDS Network’s Walk Away from Stigma Today

Donate Online

Visit our event page on Gigit Marketplace to pledge a Walker, or donate directly to the event using your Credit Card.

Click Here to be taken to the Walk Away from Stigma Event Page

Donate by Cheque

Please make cheques payable to ‘The AIDS Network’ and fill out ‘Walk Away from Stigma’ in the memo field. Cheques can be sent by mail to our office address:

140 King St E

Suite 101

Hamilton, Ontario

L8N 1B2

Donations of $20 and up will be issued a charitable tax receipt


Our Causes

I Walk to support people living with HIV

Through treatment, people living with HIV can and deserve to live long, healthy lives. Although advancements in [...]

I Walk to celebrate that Undetectable equals Untransmittable

The evidence is in: If you are HIV+, take treatment, and maintain an undetectable viral load, you [...]

I Walk because Harm Reduction Saves Lives

People who use drugs deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and humanity, and Harm Reduction programs [...]

I Walk because HIV affects my community

When it comes to HIV, gay, bisexual, Two Spirit, queer and other men who have sex with [...]

I Walk because HIV affects my community

When it comes to HIV, African / Caribbean Black communities are still more vulnerable. Although we make [...]

I walk because I support The AIDS Network’s mission to respond to the impact of HIV in Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant.

Established in 1986, The AIDS Network is the only AIDS Service Organization serving Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk [...]