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British Columbia Persons With AIDS Society Newsletter Issue #87 December 1995/January 1996

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2 WALK FOR AIDS The recent Walk netted $350,000 with over 9,000 participants. 4 IN MEMORIAM KEN BOUCHER AUG 28, 1946 - OCT 11, 1995. JOHN A WHITE JAN 1, 1956 - NOV 8, 1995. 4 KUDOS 5 POSITIVE WOMEN'S NETWORK NEWS ... An Update on the Positive Women's Network. Successful retreat held in October on Bowen Island. Free yoga classes available and thanks to our yoga instructor. Volunteer appreciation evening December 5th. Staff additions include an office manager and a support worker. There are several places open in the free counselling short-term counselling program. Drop in hours and how to connect with PWN. 6 NEWS. BC Leaders Promise Welfare Change. Cocaine Injections Boost Infections. Blood Watchdog Says It Wastn't His Job to Yank Suspect Products. 8 THE COST OF AIDS Government Restraint in the Age of AIDS. Part 3 of 3. ... for every Canadian man who dies of between teh ages of 25 and 64, there is a lifetime loss to the economy of $651,200. 12 TREATMENT UPDATE Naltrexone Stops HIV Progression. Castor Oil Update. Study Shows Efficacy of DNCB. 14 THE LIBRARY CARD ... New Material at the PARC Library. 15 CHF UPDATE Canadian Springs Water Company, AIDS Vancouver and BCPWA Society have teamed up to offer purified water to BCPWA members who are qualified for CHF. 16 RECOGNIZING CMV RETINITIS Early Screening and Warning Signs. Instructions and materials included to check for CMV at home. 18 STRYKER NEWS Column. Reality Island. The Visit. 18 WINGS HOUSING SOCIETY Wings is a non-profit Society which administers 102 portable housing subsidies for low income persons living with HIV/AIDS. Portable housing subsidies can be applied toward the rental accomodation of a person's choice anywhere in the province, as long as the accomodation meets BCHMC standards. How to apply. POSITIVELY HAPPENING. Centre pull-out section. Calling the Pacfic AIDS Resource Centre, More Place to Call, Vancouver Services, Classified, Volunteer Opportunities, Vancouver Weekly, BC Groups & Programs
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;