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Vancouver PWA Coalition Newsletter Issue #33 January 1990

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NO TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS Vancouver PWA Society resolution on VI International Conference on AIDS. The Society will not be officially represented at the VI International Conference on AIDS unless the [US] border crossing discrimination is ended; IV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS Madrid, Spain, May 23-27, 1990 Event announcement; FREEDOM TO MOVE? Despite repeated protests, there has been no change in the US waiver policy which forces people to declare their HIV status in order to enter the country, growing number of groups withdraw their participation from the San Francisco Conference; CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEETS Members who are interested in attending conferences should attend meetings; INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT URGED Internationally, people with HIV/AIDS urge organizations to withdraw participation from the VI International Conference on AIDS; ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MARCH 25, 1990 Board Member Nominations Sought; NEW YEAR MESSAGE from the Chairperson; TRACKING THE VIRUS Tests for Monitoring HIV Disease Progression and the Effectiveness of Treatment(s) T4 or T-Helper Test, p24 Antigen Test, Beta 2 Microglobulin Test, Neopterin; CAUTION URGED IN ALTERNATIVE THERAPY Disclaimer; ANTI-AIDS CHEMICALS FOUND IN ALGAE? Research news article and testimonial on Super Blue Green Algae; ONGOING EVENTS; A NOTE FROM YOUR FRIENDLY FUNDRAISER Fundraiser announcements, call for volunteers; FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED; THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Thanks to all those who helped create Christmas gift baskets; MUNCHIES AND FINE FOOD OVER THE HOLIDAYS Thanks to businesses who provided food at special events ; EASTER SUNDAY AT CHRISTMAS EVE??? Thanks to Christmas Eve open house volunteers; UNDER THE MISTLETOE FOR THE PWA CHRISTMAS COMMITTEE thanks to the Committee volunteers; MORNING'S RIDE Poetry; PEER COUNSELLING AT THE PWA OFFICES Group of PWA members complete first part of a Peer Counselling Training Program. Call for information, sign up for training, or to make a referral or appointment; SURVIVING AND THRIVING WITH HIV/AIDS Personal reflection; AS I LOOK AT YOUR NOW In Memory of Colin: Colin Regan January 19, 1962 - September 17, 1989; HELP FOR STREET KIDS Thanks to the Society for donation to AIDS Counselling Services for Street Kids; DON CAIRNS February 10, 1960 - January 8, 1990; NEW BOOKS Recent Additions to Library Shelves; CATASTROPHIC RIGHTS TO BE SUBJECT OF FEBRUARY MONTHLY MEDICAL FORUM Event announcement; CAROL LOWEN JOINS PWA STAFF; STEVEN W. SCRIBAILO 1951 - 1990; GET INVOLVED! Advocacy Report; MEMBER "CAUCUS" TO BE HELD BI-WEEKLY All members are invited and encouraged to attend caucus meetings to express the directions and ideas for the Board to implement for PWA Society; NOTICE BOARD; FUN! GAMES! PARTY! Valentine's Potluck Dinner;
HIV/AIDS; BC Persons with AIDS Society; HIV/AIDS Therapies; Peer Support; Social Support; Alternative Therapy; Advocacy; Government Policy; Disability; Spirituality; Volunteerism; Housing; Nutrition