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Vancouver Persons With AIDS Society Newsletter Issue #41 October 1990

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THE JOKE'S ON YOU! P24 ANTIGEN TESTING IN BC Differences in quantified and unquantified p24 antigen testing, call for Ministry of Health to fund quantified testing; WALK FOR LIFE '90 ONE OF SIX WALKS IN NORTH AMERICA SEPTEMBER 30TH Report on walkathons in North America; BOARD ACTIVE Report from the chair of the board on Walk for Life '90, the Evaluation project which is coming to a close, and national and international issues; AIDS TREATMENT HIGHLIGHTS: FLUCONAZOLE NOW AVAILABLE FOR TREATMENT OF FUNGAL INFECTIONS. ddI WORKS. CANADIAN COMPANY TO MANUFACTURE SALK AIDS VACCINE. PNEUMONIA AND FLU VACCINATION--GET YOURS NOW!; WOMEN AT RISK A CONCERNED DOCTOR WRITES Open letter to physicians on the special and unique problems of women with HIV infection; QUANTIFIED P24 ANTIGEN, BETA2 MICROGLOBULIN AND NEOPTERIN TESTING Information packs and instructions on how to obtain testing; MOOOO! Performing group from Squares Across the Border forms and 'adopts' the PWA Society. The Cowbelles combine a love of performing with a penchant for outrageous costumes to raise money for the Society; CALENDAR; ONGOING EVENTS; FANTASTIC HEALTH Information on nutritional and other supplements; EFFORT Personal reflection; THOUGHTS ALONG THE WAY I Poetry; CARE FOR CAREGIVERS Support group forms for HIV staff members of St. Paul's Hospital; HOW TO STAY WELL (OR GET BETTER) Helpful hints from Steven James' Surviving and Thriving with AIDS; TO ARMS! The benefits of hugs; KUDOS OF THE MONTH; DAVID LEWIS 1951 - 1990; THOUGHTS ALONG THE WAY II Poetry; BRIAN Poetry; LIBRARY READY Reclassification project is completed; REGISTER NOW FOR CARE AT HOME Information on Home Support Services and Home Care Nursing; A PWA PROJECT BOOK Putting a human face on AIDS project seeks contributions of stories and photos; PEER COUNSELLORS ON DUTY! Volunteer PWA members living with HIV and AIDS available to talk about any concern; HELPLINE Volunteers needed; 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