Living with HIV/AIDS

If you are living with HIV or have been recently diagnosed,  know that you are not alone and have options for treatment, support and care. Living with HIV can have a significant impact on your life, but it does not mean that you cannot live a fulfilling and long life. Get in touch with us and we can support you and connect you with doctors, support counsellors and specialists that work with you to stay healthy.

ASAAP recognizes that access to HIV information and services are sometimes framed by cultural context. HIV/AIDS is still highly stigmatized in our families & communities and we take our clients’ right to privacy very seriously. Your information will remain confidential. Only if you need, we can talk to your family or partner about any related issues they may face.

PROGRAMS:

Connecting to Care is a support program for both women and men that aims to create a space where South Asians living and aging with HIV can connect with one another, access services, inform resources and optimize their health.

For more info, contact Shazia at phasupport@asaap.ca or 416-599-2727 ex 223.

ELAN is a program fostering health and wellness among self-identified South Asian Women living with HIV/AIDS.

For more info, contact Chhiring at womensupport@asaap.ca or 416-599-2727 ex 232.

More than Fiction is an anthology produced by South Asian POZ women. The 12 authors of these engaging narratives were engaged in a series of workshops guided by creative writing, poetry, and photo voice models that were explored over 4 months.
Web Link: http://asaap.ca/mtf/
PDF Link: http://librarypdf.catie.ca/pdf/ATI-20000s/26497.pdf

MTF Vol 2

Building on the model for Volume 1, More Than Fiction Volume 2 is an anthology produced by South Asians living with HIV.
Web Link: http://librarypdf.catie.ca/pdf/ATI-20000s/26538.pdf

For more info, contact Shazia at phasupport@asaap.ca or 416-599-2727 ex 223.

BOTH OFFER:

  • Peer Counseling
  • Monthly Group Support Spaces
  • Annual Health and Wellness Retreat
  • Health Promotion Workshops and Resources
  • Referrals/Assistance with Health Care and Social Services
  • Language Interpretation
  • Modest Financial Assistance

We aim to ensure that HIV information and services are provided in a variety of South Asian languages by multi-lingual staff where possible. ASAAP staff and volunteers can provide interpretation assistance during visits to doctors or specialists, clinics, hospitals and/or other social services in the following languages:

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Nepali
  • Punjabi
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil
  • Urdu