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British Columbia Persons With AIDS Society Newsletter Issue #99 October/November 1997

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2 AIDS WALK 97 GETS OFF ON AN ARTISTIC FOOT. BCPWA launched the 1997 AIDSWALK with a gallery exhibit of six years of contributions by artist Joe Average, O.C. 4 IN MEMORIAM KEVIN JOSEF MCCAUGHAN 21 FEBRUARY 1969 - 1 JULY 1997 5 PRINCESS DIANA LEAVES LEGACY OF CARE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS Communty based organizations have been flooded with inquiries and donations from Canadians wanting to honour the memory of this remarkable woman. 6 A PLAGUE IGNORED Condensed from an article in "Russian Life," May 1997. The Soviets originally treated AIDS as a "Western problem, with overtones of retribution for bourgeois depravity..." 9 MARTHA STUART'S GUIDE TO DEALING WITH DISEASE Humour. 10 ADHERENCE IS PARAMOUNT FOR SUCCESS WITH "COCKTAIL" THERAPIES A patient-centred, individual approach helps find the treatment that is most effective, easiest to take and has the fewest side effects. 13 TREATMENT UPDATE Protease Inhibitors' Metabolic Side Effects: Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Blood Sugar, and "Crix Belly". 16 COCONUTS Potential health benefits of coconut oil included reducing viral load. 17 TAI CHI AND HIV: A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Exerpted from a speech given May 2, 1997 in Toronto at the Instructors and Mother's Day Banquet of the Taoist Tai Chi Society. 19 RADIO FREE P.W.A. Commentary remembering Diana POSITIVELY HAPPENING. Centre pull-out section. Calling the Pacfic AIDS Resource Centre, More Place to Call, Vancouver Services, Classified, Volunteer Opportunities, Vancouver Weekly, BC AIDS 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;