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Ho's & Hypes Vol.3, Issue 4

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Street Outreach Services, AIDS Vancouver Island
A quarterly zine produced for and by current or past drug users and sex trade workers with the goal of sharing information and building community among people who use Street Outreach Services (SOS), a program of AIDS Vancouver Island. This issue includes: Marty's last Inside/Outside column; Dear Kate answers a question about oral piercings and the risks of HCV transmission; an article by Jessamine about what addicts really need to quit or use safely; a description of the Rapid Assessment, Response and Evaluation (RARE) project looking at injection drug use and HIV/AIDS in the Capital Health Region; Megan says good-bye in her last My Opinion column; Thoughts on Religion by Radar; an update from the Hepatitis C Project; a chart with signs of ODing and when to call 911; two pages of poems by various authors; an article about the history of cocaine and cocaine use during pregnancy; an article about herbal treatments for hepatitis; health alert for sex workers; info about the acupuncture clinic; a list of the things street nurses do and the street nurse schedule; good numbers to know for all kinds of services.
AIDS service organization (ASO); harm reduction; injection drug use (IDU); HIV/AIDS; sex trade workers