SUPPORT & EDUCATION FOR HIV, HEPATITIS & STIs

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ProgramsPrograms & Services we offer

ACNS offers a wide variety of programs and services targeted to our diverse communities.
You’ll find everything from knowledge sharing and prevention techniques, to workshops, support and programs for individuals, community groups and health professionals…

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aboutHIVAbout HIV, HCV and Other STIs

Safer sex is much more than using a condom.
Learning about how HIV and other STIs are transmitted helps us to consider our options when deciding what we want to do, and how we might choose to do it…

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whathappens colouredWhat to expect when you contact us

What happens varies a bit depending on whether you call, email or drop in to see us.
But one thing you can be sure of – we won’t ask your name, or require you to give personal details that you feel uncomfortable giving. If it’s your first time looking for…

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livingwithhivLiving with HIV

People with HIV are now living longer and with better quality of life than ever before.
If you are living with HIV, it's important for you to have the information necessary to keep you healthy…

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Volunteer With Us

ACNS offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities including administrative, fund development and awareness events, PHA (people living with HIV/AIDS) services and Board or Committee work. 

Make a difference. Volunteer Now.

Administrative opportunities include general administrative work; this type of work occurs during regular office hours.Fund development and awareness events usually occur in the evenings or on weekends.

We have various events occurring throughout the year. Our yearly schedule usually is:

  • Bid for Life Dinner & Auction
    Third Thursday in March
  • Pride Week
    Mid-July
  • Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Halifax
    Last Sunday in September
  • Brunch with Neville and David
    Last week of November
  • AIDS Awareness Week
    Last week of November, ending December 1st
  • Halifax World AIDS Day Vigil
    December 1st
  • Circle of Life - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
    Order yours Nov 1 - Dec 7th

PHA Services includes our Complimentary and Alternative Therapies (CATS) Program. Registered therapists from differing modalities such as therapeutic massage, Reiki and reflexology offer free appointments to our HIV-positive members; a hairstylist offers free haircuts; etc.

The Board composition reflects the involvement of people living with HIV, health professionals, community members and various other skill areas. The Board operates under a Policy Board model (CARVER). Board members are elected for a two-year term and participate in at least one of the two main committees: (1) Board Development & Membership Committee; or (2) Strategic Planning & Policy Committee.

How your donation helps

Your donation supplies free information and support services for people living with HIV, their families and loved ones.

Your donation gives assistance to people living with HIV in navigating the health care system and other community supports.

Your donation supports the Health Promotion Programs offered and promoted by ACNS.

Your donation informs through Awareness campaigns, education and skills building programs for prevention and testing across Nova Scotia.

Your donation helps us act as an advocate for healthy public policy engagement that fosters supportive environments.

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