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British Columbia Persons With AIDS Society Newsletter Issue #85 August/September 1995

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4 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Thank yous for the Newsletter. 5 POSITIVE WOMEN'S NETWORK NEWS The PWN has formed a Medical Education Committee as increasing numbers of women report that their family doctors are not well educated regarding HIV. Women, Children and Youth HIV/AIDS Conference info. Call for Volunteers at PWN. Counselling intern has finished but still available on a phone line. More and more moms are bringing in their children now that we have a kid's room. 6 NEWS Hunt for AIDS Virus Takes a Promising Step. MDs Fail to Counsel Teens on Sex. Vancouver MD Tests Drug He Hopes will Help Fight AIDS. Negative AIDS Test "Not Definite All-Clear." 8 THE COST OF AIDS Spending has to reflect the reality of PWA's lives in the '90s First in a three-part series. 10 TREATMENT UPDATE Foscarnet Effective for Kaposi's Sarcoma. Saquinavir (Invirase) from Hoffmann-La Roche. Aspergillosis. 11 PHOTO ARCHIVE PROJECT The BCPWA Photo Archive Project continues to collect, sort and identify the many photographs, pictures and cards that document our decade of existence. Picture Party scheduled, additions welcome. 12 CAPTAIN MIDNITE "I'm not a victim; I'm a survivor" 13 PWA RETREATS September retreat will be geared around activities such as board games, talent night, horseback riding, hiking and day outings. The October retreat is being planned as a spiritual/healing retreat. 16 POWER THROUGH PARTNERSHIP Arn Schilder's nomination speech tot he Canadian AIDS Society Annual General Meeting 18 STRYKERNEWS Well Done, Arn. The Diagnosis of AIDS. On Turning 50. 19 CHF UPDATE 20 IN MEMORIAM REMI CYRENNE JULY 1959 - MAY 1995. ROBERT JOHN FULLER JULY 1, 1956 - JUNE 7, 1995. 21 PRIDE DAY 1995. Plans for the parade and Pride Concert. POSITIVELY HAPPENING. Centre pull-out section. Dialing into PARC, Vancouver Services, Volunteer Opportunities, Vancouver Weekly, Classified, Across the Province.
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; Youth and HIV/AIDS;