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Vancouver Persons With AIDS Society Newsletter Issue #36 May 1990

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WE FINALLY DID IT! The Vancouver Persons with AIDS Society moves into its own offices at 1447 Hornby Street, Second Floor; BC AIDS STRATEGY ESSENTIAL The Vancouver Persons with AIDS Society welcomes the announcement today by the BC Minister of Health, John Jansen, initiating a consultation process to develop a Provincial AIDS Strategy; OFFICE WARMING You are invited to celebrate the Vancouver PWA Society's move to new premises! SMOOTH MOVE Thank You Volunteers Thanks to the volunteers who renovated and moved the Society into its new offices; ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ELECTS NEW BOARD OF DIRETORS Report from the AGM; AIDS TREATMENT HIGHLIGHTS RESEARCH NEWS: PCP PROPHYLAXIS: Earlier is Better; AEROSOLIZED PENTAMIDINE Through the Emergency Drug Release Program; KS: TO WORRY OR NOT TO WORRY?; ELEVEN YEARS MEDIAN AIDS INCUBATION PERIOS; AZT RESISTANCE REAL OR UNREAL?; SALK HIV VACCINE TRIAL TO BEGIN SOON; ddI IN FOCUS: 290 DEATHS OF ddI USERS IN USA; ACCESS TO ddI SHOULD BE A CATASTROPHIC RIGHT; JOHN S. JAMES ON ddI; ddI: PROMISING BUT EXPERIMENTAL; SYSTEMIC CANDIDA AND ORAL THRUSH: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS OF IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION; TESTS AVAILABLE THROUGH PWA Quantified p24, Beta 2 Microglobulin, Neopterin and T-cell testing; P24 ANTIGEN AND BETA 2 MICROGLOBULIN TESTS NOW AVAILABLE IN BC; MENTAL HEALTH AND AIDS The Federal Centre for AIDS working group on Mental Health has announced a series of public hearings; "DISRUPTING COMPLACENCY, THE CHALLENGE FOR THE 90s" AIDS education conference announcement; ONGOING EVENTS; GETTING INVOLVED ADVOCACY REPORT 12 new speakers for the Speaker's Bureau. Prisoner Outreach Coordinator sought. April Monthly Medical Forum with Dr Lindsay Lawson on lung issues is available on audio casesette, the May Forum will be on Nutrition, June on Legal/Medical issues. The Discrimination Documentation Project continues to college data on HIV/AIDS related discrimination. If you are taking ddI, please get one of our ddI questionnaires; "PLAGUE OF INNOCENCE" CONFRONTS PREJUDICE AT THE VANCOUVER CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL Performances and panel discussions on how controversial issues should be presented to children such as HIV; FOOD BANK HOME DELIVERIES Announcement and call for volunteers; PEER COUNSELLING Information and call for volunteer peer counsellors; POND SCUM SOCIAL Cooking with blue-green algae; PRIVATE THOUGHTS Poetry; BELIEVE ME, THERE IS HOPE Personal reflection; LAURIE VIRR 1949 - 1990; INTERNATIONAL AIDS CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL Event announcement; RAY HORTON 1943 - 1990; SELF EXPRESSION THROUGH ART Information about Art Therapy and a group facilitated by certified Art Therapist that meets weekly at the Society Offices; VISUALIZATION group meets weekly; A NIGHT OUT WITH THE MEN'S CHORUS "Love Broadway" concert with Marni Nixon. Complementary tickets available; NUTRITION FOR PWAs: TOPIC OF MAY MONTHLY FORUM; UNITED WAY FUND you can designate all or part of your donation directly to PWA; WRITE FOR THE NEWSLETTER! GUIDELINES PROPOSED Policies to guide contributors to the newsletter, call for discussion; BOOK REVIEWS WOMEN AND AIDS "AIDS: The Women" Inez Rider and Patricia Ruppelt, eds., Iris Press 1988; TEE SHIRT SALES BENEFITS PWA SOC.; HELP RAISE MONEY Call for volunteers; HELPLINE; COMING ATTRACTIONS Friday is Movie Night; NOTICE BOARD;
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