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Vancouver Persons With AIDS Society Newsletter Issue #37 June 1990

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BOYCOTT! WHITE SPOT, KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN UNFAIR The Board of Directors of the Vancouver Persons with AIDS Society have unanimously called for a boycott of those businesses operated by White Spot Restaurants after investigation of a complaint that White Spot Restaurants Limited had terminated the employment of a person with AIDS based on nothing other than his disability; GMHC BOYCOTTS SF CONFERENCE Gay Men's Health Crisis of New York City voted to join the boycott of the 6th International Conference on AIDS; ATTENTION! HEALTH FUND CHANGES Changes in the Complementary Heath Fund; OFFICE FUNITURE Thank you BC Hydro for donation of furniture; BOARD DISCUSSIONS Report from Board of Directors. Complete meeting minutes available in the office; ADVOCACY REPORT Committee inundated with reports of HIV/AIDS related discrimination; AIDS TREATMENT HIGHLIGHTS. ORAL INTERERON - ALPHA. 99 AIDS Patients Claimed to be symptom free. AZT = POISON = DEATH? NEOPTERIN AND HIV REPLICATION; ddI QUESIONNAIRE All people taking ddI are asked to participate; CATASTROPHIC RIGHTS by John Dixon, Book review; THIRD ANNUAL AIDS, MEDICINE AND MIRACLES CONFERENCE Conference report; DECISIONS Four personal accounts of decisions taken by Vancouver PWAs who have considered switching from AZT to ddI; ONGOING EVENTS; HOW AIDS CHANGED MY LIFE Excepts from talk delivered by the Reverend Neil Gray as a part of a Conference held in Calgary for AIDS Caregivers; EDWARD ROSS BAKER March 23, 1944 - April 1, 1990; LIVING & DYING IN EACH MOMENT Personal reflection on changes in reactions towards someone is dying, toward death itself; KUDOS OF THE MONTH Thank yous; TELL US! Funding received from Health and Welfare Canada to conduct a Program Review. Call for participation; ddI MEMBER QUESTIONNAIRE Please participate in monthly side-effects questionnaire; EATING HINTS Are You Just Not Hungry?; WISHES FULFILLED Leather Star raises funds to grant "last wishes." Call to apply or for more information; STOP SMOKING! The PWA Smoking Cessation Program, 8 weeks long, call to register; LEGAL, MEDICAL ISSUES FOCUS OF MONTHLY FORUM; MEDICAL FORUMS ON AUDIO TAPE available; EUTHANASIA: CHOICE IN DYING Guest from the National Hemlock Society to speak at Monthly Forum; ON OUR SHELVES New Books in the PWA Library; HELPLINE; 'LOUNGE LIZARDS' Needed to Look after the PWA Living Room Lounge; NOTICEBOARD;
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