AIDS P.E.I. is guided by the principles of health promotion, population health, and community development. It acknowledges that determinants of health such as income inequality, gender, social support networks, education, social and physical environments, personal health practices, coping skills, culture, biology and genetic endowment must all be addressed if community-based AIDS work is to be effective. AIDS PEI works to affirm the voices of people living with – or most affected by – HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other STBBI’s.
We are dedicated to developing new and innovative prevention/education initiatives for targeted populations including Youth, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBTQ+) community, Women, people who use drugs, and those in correctional institutions. These initiatives enable individuals to manage their health through access to high-quality support and educational programs. AIDS PEI utilizes community development principles such as capacity building and community ownership to achieve these goals.
We are committed to sharing resources and experiences to develop partnerships and to promote the collaborative development of a community-based response to H.I.V. and Hepatitis C throughout P.E.I. AIDS PEI is a non-judgmental, membership-driven organization, which promotes diversified community involvement. Through the assistance of members, clients, staff, and volunteers, our organization makes consistent efforts to meet the needs of all citizens of Prince Edward Island.