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Vancouver Persons With AIDS Society Newsletter Issue #38 July 1990

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HOUSING CRUNCH One of the most serious problems facing people with HIV and AIDS is that of affordable housing; ACT UP Open meeting for the formation of a Vancouver Chapter of AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power; HATS OFF!! TO OUR FRIENDS Thanks to the businesses, organizations and entertainers who recently hosted fundraisers; PWA REVIEW AND EVALUATION PROJECT continues to document the success of the Society and to gather information on how we can become an even more successful self help/self care organization. Call for participation; ADVOCACY REPORT The Advocacy Committee ahs been actively pursing complaints of discrimination against members with HIV and AIDS; BOYCOTTS IN EFFECT White Spot Restaurants, Kentucky Fried Chicken (except Prince George), Marlboro Cigarettes and other products of Philip Morris Company, Coors Beer, Shell Gasolines, Bristol-Meyers Products; PWAs COME TOGETHER IN MADRID Report from the 4th International Conference for People with HIV and AIDS; HOW ARE WE DOING? The PWA Society needs to hear from you! Anyone who has complaints, suggestions or recommendations for helping the Society to improve its activities should fill in a questionnaire; PWA SOCIETY'S HISTORY In the Making Today. Special recognition to Chuck Philbrick and Dan Cotton who are assembling the early history of the Society; Call for input; AIDS TREATMENT HIGHLIGHTS ddI: ADVANCE OVER AZT? ORAL ALPHA-INTERFERON IN QUESTION. COMPOUND Q: PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF PROJECT INFORM STUDY. BETA2 MICROGLOBULIN LEVELS PREDICTOR OF DISEASE PROGRESSION. CMV RETINITIS ONE PWAs EXPERIENCE; HOSPITAL PEER SUPPORT HOW CAN I REALLY HELP? New program announcement, call for participation; ONGOING EVENTS; LIGHTEN THE LOAD Personal reflection on the Family and Friends Support Group; FAMILY AND FRIENDS Support group information; THE LAST CANTO Poetry; ART THERAPY group facilitated by Certified Art Therapist; TIME TO WORK OUT Exercise class for PWAs. Personal reflection and information; FITNESS FOR PWAs Topic of July Medical Forum; CONFESSIONS OF A BYSTANDER Reflection on five years after seroconversion; SUPPORT GROUP FOR LESBIANS AND GAYS WITH A DISABILITY Monthly meetings; SEAN STEPHENSON 1942 - 1990; MEDITATION SEMINAR Healing Tao seminar being held in the Living Room Lounge; JUST START TALKING call for volunteers willing to read and record books; INFORMATION PACKS available, some recently updated; KUDOS OF THE MONTH Starbucks on Denman, Knitters at United Church on Hastings; LIBRARY NEWS Classification system being set up. Please return all materials borrowed; PWA NEEDS YOUR SKILLS Volunteers needed; HELPLINE; SUGGESTION BOX has been placed in the lounge; NOTICEBOARD;
HIV/AIDS; BC Persons with AIDS Society; HIV/AIDS Therapies; Peer Support; Social Support; Alternative Therapy; Advocacy; Government Policy; Disability; Spirituality; Volunteerism; Housing; Nutrition