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Vancouver Persons With AIDS Society Newsletter Issue #39 August 1990

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WELCOME TO CANADA! PWAs GRANTED ENTRY FOR GAMES During Gay Games III, there will be a "window" period during which short term visitors with HIV/AIDS may enter Canada without hassle, PWA Society working to make this easing of travel restrictions permanent; BOARD SECRETARY'S REPORT Board considering ceding its Advocacy/Activism role to ACT UP Vancouver; A NEW VISION Report from the Chair of the Society clarifying its position on Euthanasia, discussing the ramifications of the formation of a Vancouver chapter of ACT UP, discussing the program review underway and the many changes in the organization. Call for input, volunteers; S.F. CONFERENCE An Activist Reports; PWA EVALUATION PROJECT continues. Call for focus group participation; ADVOCACY COMMITTEE The Board is considering changes to allow it to work with and adapt to the formation of ACT UP Vancouver. The Advocacy Committee is dealing with mounting complaints of discrimination but seeing little resolution, which a more aggressive ACT UP may be able to resolve; AIDS TREATMENT HIGHLIGHTS RESEARCH NEWS. AZT EARLIER IS BETTER. PCP PROPHYLAXIS.EARLIER IS BETTER? HYPERTHERMIA. HOPE OR HYPE? ORAL ALPHA-INTERFERON UPDATE; KIND ENOUGH AND BRAVE ENOUGH Letter to the editor re assisted suicide; NEW PHONE LINE FOR WOMEN WITH AIDS/HIV The Vancouver Women and AIDS Network announce twice-monthly confidential drop-in and information phone line for HIV positive women; HAVE FREEDOM WILL TRAVEL Report from the International Conference for PWA/HIVs in Madrid, discussing human rights and HIV and travel in particular; ddI MEMBER QUESTIONNAIRE Members taking ddI are reminded that we are surveying the side effects of ddI and other issues related to ddI; FESTIVE! Fundraiser announcement; WRITE FOR THE NEWSLETTER Draft guidelines for submissions; EUTHANASIA FORUM Monthly Medical Forum; NATIONAL AIDS STRATEGY ANNOUNCED The Federal Minister of Health, Perrin Beatty, announced the much delayed national strategy on AIDS but no new money or programs; CALENDAR; ONGOING EVENTS; SUNLIGHT HARMFUL TO PWAs? Research report; TOSS 'EM What's Lurking in YOUR Medicine Cabinet? Move your medications from the bathroom to a dry, cool place; EAT WELL Food Remedies to Common Problems for PWAs; A LETTER FROM PAT Information on the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital; SUPPORT GROUP For Lesbians and Gays with a Disability. Call the BC Coalition of the Disabled for more information; INTERVIEWEE Call for study participants; JUST A REMINDER: Because That's What Friends are For! II Information and reflection on AIDS Vancouver's Buddy Program; FRIDAY AFTERNOON FESTS!! Good Times are Back!; THOUGHTS ALONG THE WAY Falling Out of Victim Consciousness. Personal reflection; LEATHER STAR grants realistic wishes of terminal PWAs; LONGTIME COMPANION Movie review; REMEMBRANCE OF VALENTINE'S DAY Poetry; THE LAST CANTO II Poetry; ROGER J. BOURQUE June 1945 - July 1990; COMPLEMENTARY TICKETS PROCEDURES; ATTENTION PWA ARTISTS! Walk for Life '90 committee is in dire need of graphic ideas, suggestions and submissions for posters and brochures; BAR-B-Q! Farwell to David Lewis who is retiring from the PWA Society to take up a position with ACT UP; HELPLINE; NOTICEBOARD; LET'S GO! MOVIE NIGHT FRIDAYS; WALK FOR LIFE '90 Fundraiser announcement, call for volunteers;
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