Women represent about 1 in 5 people diagnosed with HIV each year. In Ontario, women's vulnerability to HIV is greatly increased by social factors and lack of access to support.
The goals of WHAI are to:
Reduce HIV transmission among women
Enhance local community capacity to address HIV and AIDS
Build safe environment to support
WHAI's objective is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support women at systemic risk for, living with and/or affected by HIV and AIDS.
WHAI achieves this through:
Raising awareness and informing local community organizations and groups that work with women about HIV and
AIDS and the need for women's HIV-related services.
Working with local community organizations and groups to promote the integration of HIV and AIDS into their
current programs, services and policies.
Supporting staff at community organizations to build their knowledge and capacity to respond to women's HIV and
AIDS related needs.
To find out what your Durham WHAI Coordinator is working on, please visit www.inherskin.ca
For more information on the Provincial WHAI strategy, please visit www.whai.ca