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British Columbia Persons With AIDS Society Newsletter Issue #81 December 1994/January 1995

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ON THE COVER Seasons Greetings 4 SOCIAL SECURITY Recent Social Security hearings are gearing up for major cuts to the Social Security Net in Canada. At the Vancouver hearings, BCPWA's Chair drove home the point that Money=Life. Part one of a presentation to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development. 8 BILLY'S CORNER Column 9 PET PALS The Pet Pal Program, jointly established by AIDS Vancouver and the Vancouver SPCA, offers temporary domestic pet care assistance to those who are unable because of infirmity, disability or illness to provide care for their own pets. 10 THE CARE TEAM The Care team Program at AIDS Vancouver is designed to assist in situations where community homemakers and nurses cannot fill all of a person's needs or cannot be offered during the hours desired. 11 POSITIVE WOMEN'S NETWORK. PWN's Expanding Services: One on one counselling available, new space will be ready by December, and an Information Series designed to respond to the specific needs of women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS is in production. Letter to PWN on working with men. 12 HEROS Facing day-to-day challenges and living with HIV is an act of heroism according to one woman living with HIV disease. 13 WORLD AIDS DAY Our World Our Family Our Struggle 14 BUS PASSES An annual bus pass is available to those receiving Handicapped Benefits from the Ministry of Social Services. 14 DAY TRIPS Retreat Committee has formed a Day Trip planning group to organize trips and tours. POSTIVELY HAPPENING. Across the Province, Vancouver Services, Vancouver Weekly, Societies, Resources, Classifieds, Announcements 15 CHRISTMAS HAMPERS 400 hampers to be distributed to individuals and families of people living with HIV/AIDS. 15 BCPWA XMAS EVENTS. Volunteers/donations needed as well. 16 RETREATS Report on two retreats to the UBC Lodge at Whistler in June and September. Thank you letter from retreat participant. 17 STRYKER NEWS Column. Wills, Living Wills, Medical Powers of Attorney and Regular Powers of Attorney. 19 GILLES MARTIN Obituary 19 IN LOVING MEMORY MICHAEL ROBERT MCDAID FEB. 22, 1947 - SEPT. 8, 1994 19 WILLIAM (WAYNE) MATTOCK Obituary 20 KUDOS 21 AIDS WALK '94 Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who made AIDS Walk '94 a success 22 DIET Eating Well. The important thing is just to eat. 23 RECIPES 24 "STAYING HEALTHY WITH HIV" SEMINAR NEWS The seminar dealt with a "Comprehensive Treatment Approach" consisting of healty diet, nutritional supplements, stress management, energy/touch/sex/massage, positive thinking and psychoimmunity, support systems and medications. 25 YOUR HEALTH News from teh Canadian AIDS Society's National HIV Therapies Commitee. Protease Inhibitor Ro 31-3959. Ocular Gancyclovir Implant. Ozone Therapy. Anti-fungals. 27 THE WHALES & JOHN WILKINS Remembrance.
HIV/AIDS; BC Persons with AIDS Society; HIV/AIDS Therapies; Peer Support; Social Support; Alternative Therapy; Advocacy; Government Policy; Disability; Spirituality; Volunteerism; Housing; Nutrition; Obituary; Women and HIV/AIDS;