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Ho's & Hypes Vol.3, Issue 3

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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 Inside/Outside column about methadone and medical attention for inmates and parolees; Dear Kate answers a question about blood spurting when shooting up; an article by an exchange worker about the issues around exchanging needles vs. dispensing; "Discarded Love" by C.D. Jaden; a page describing the SOS Programs; Megan's My Opinion column is about being stuck by a needle; info on bleach and hepatitis C; an article about Victoria's Compassion Society; two pages of poems by various authors; an article about addiction and choice reprinted from Chatelaine magazine; info about what to do if you have a bad date; 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