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British Columbia Persons With AIDS Society Newsletter Issue #105 September/October 1998

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On the cover: BLIND JUSTICE Lady Justice may be blind, but she's listening intently in our bedrooms. 4 EDITORIAL. LIVING ON THE STREET. Bud Osbourne ruminates about life on the street for those addicted in the downtown eastside. 5 NEWSREEL We take a look at the latest health, social and political issues for PWAs at home and around the world, including an award for one of NEW's own, the Manns are killed in the Swiss Air crash, and Clinical Heroin Trials offer much more than "free drugs." Provincial Framework for Action on AIDS Announced. Clinical Heroin Trials Offer Much More than "Free Drugs." Tribute to Jonathan Mann and Mary-Lou Clements-Mann. Roche Pharmaceuticals Dumps Substandard AIDS Therapy on Africa. A Prize Winning Journalist in our Midst! 7 TREATMENT UPDATE. UNDERSTANDING YOUR BLOOD WORK. TAOIST TAI CHI AND HIV/AIDS. All you wanted to know about CD4 cells and information on Taoist Tai Chi and HIV/AIDS. CD4+ absolute cell count versus CD4+ percent. 9 NON-FICTION Clyde Richardson's last installment "Salivation Salivation". 10 ADVOCACY NEWS. ICBC DISABILITY DISCOUNT AND FUEL TAX REBATE IS AVAILABLE. Tips for car owners -- a discount on your insurance and a rebate on your gas purchases. 11 BLIND JUSTICE Lady justice may be blind but she's listening in our bedrooms. The Supreme Court of Canada makes a decision in a case involving a Squamish man who knowingly transmitted the HIV virus. Transmission without prior disclosure is declared a criminal act. 14 SHARING OUR SKILLS. BCPWA needs your help, and you can gain valuable experience. 15 KVIK RECIPES BY KASANDRA Noodles and other things nice. Oriental Noodle Salad. 15 ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT WORKING OR SCHOOL? Information on BCPWA's work in vocational rehabilitation and a two day session to talk about work-related issues. 16 POSITIVELY HAPPENING Your guide to just about everything - support groups, medical clinics, help lines, free services, and much more! 22 LAST BLAST. Five Easy Steps to a Healthy HAART. Spending time at St. Paul's hospital - keeping your deities straight will maintain your HAART.
HIV/AIDS; BC Persons with AIDS Society; HIV/AIDS Therapies; Peer Support; Social Support; Alternative Therapy; Advocacy; Government Policy; Disability; Spirituality; Volunteerism; Housing; Nutrition; Homeless and HIV/AIDS;