Oct 28, 2021
SE2 EP11: The CHIWOS Movement: A decade of ground-breaking change for women living with HIV
Play • 45 min

Trailblazing. Ground-breaking. Life-enhancing. The 10-year anniversary of the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual & Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS) is reason to celebrate! Women-centered HIV care takes the spotlight as host James Watson examines all things CHIWOS with his two guests, Breklyn Bertozzi and Mina Kazemi. 

Brekly Bertozzi is an HIV-positive mother of two and a Peer Research Assistant with CHIWOS. She is also a focus group facilitator and a peer engagement coordinator on two other large-scale studies, and has contributed her knowledge and voice to many great initiatives, including CATIE’s Can’t Pass It On campaign and Envisioning Women-Centered HIV Care

Mina Kazemi is a research coordinator with the Women and HIV Research Program at Women’s College Research Institute and is the provincial coordinator for CHIWOS. Recognizing that solutions and capacity lie within communities, Mina is committed to community-driven and social justice approaches to research and knowledge translation.

Tune in to hear what’s driving the enduring success of this landmark community-based research study, and how it continues to positively impact the landscape and enrich the lives of women living with HIV in Canada.

Full episode details

Visit the episode page on The Positive Effect website for full episode details and to learn more about guests Breklyn and Mina. Click here for the full audio transcript.

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