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Ho's & Hypes Vol.2, Issue 4

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Agency: 
Street Outreach Services, AIDS Vancouver Island
Date: 
1999-10
Pages: 
20
Collections: 
Summary: 
A quarterly zine produced for and by current or past drug users and sex trade workers with the goal of sharing information and building community among people who use Street Outreach Services (SOS), a program of AIDS Vancouver Island. This issue includes: Marty's Inside/Outside column is about the need for harm reduction programs in prisons; Dear Kate answers questions about oral sex and HIV transmission and how to help people working in the sex trade; "Attitudes" by Sharon Kaiser; "This Junkie is Still Alive" by Domestic Junkie; Megan's My Opinion column is about when she started working in the 'social work field'; info for women injection drug users; "Okay" a life story by Jess; info on avoiding infections; two pages of poems by various authors; an article about above the neck piercings; survey results from the SOS evaluation forms; info about the acupuncture clinic; a list of the things street nurses do and the street nurse schedule; good numbers to know for all kinds of services.
Keywords: 
AIDS service organization (ASO); harm reduction; injection drug use (IDU); HIV/AIDS; sex trade workers

Ho's & Hypes Vol.3, Issue 1

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Agency: 
Street Outreach Services, AIDS Vancouver Island
Date: 
2000-01
Pages: 
24
Collections: 
Summary: 
A quarterly zine produced for and by current or past drug users and sex trade workers with the goal of sharing information and building community among people who use Street Outreach Services (SOS), a program of AIDS Vancouver Island. This issue includes: Marty talks about Street Outreach Services in his Inside/Outside column for inmates and parolees; Dear Kate answers a question about pregnancy from a recovery addict who recently tested HIV+; "Dear Addictive Products" by Heidi E.; a page with SOS Program information; Megan's My Opinion column is about change; Jack tells the story of how it was back when he started using 50 years ago; BJ writes about being with a heroin addict; "Society" by Iceman; "Green Leggs and Sand" by August Funk; two pages of poems by various authors; info about abscesses and what to do if you get one; memorials for Cameron Mitchel (domestic junkie); an article about treatment on demand submitted by the International Coalition of Addict Self-Help in New York; info about the acupuncture clinic; a list of the things street nurses do and the street nurse schedule; good numbers to know for all kinds of services.
Keywords: 
AIDS service organization (ASO); harm reduction; injection drug use (IDU); HIV/AIDS; sex trade workers

Ho's & Hypes Vol.3, Issue 4

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Agency: 
Street Outreach Services, AIDS Vancouver Island
Date: 
2000-10
Pages: 
20
Collections: 
Summary: 
A quarterly zine produced for and by current or past drug users and sex trade workers with the goal of sharing information and building community among people who use Street Outreach Services (SOS), a program of AIDS Vancouver Island. This issue includes: Marty's last Inside/Outside column; Dear Kate answers a question about oral piercings and the risks of HCV transmission; an article by Jessamine about what addicts really need to quit or use safely; a description of the Rapid Assessment, Response and Evaluation (RARE) project looking at injection drug use and HIV/AIDS in the Capital Health Region; Megan says good-bye in her last My Opinion column; Thoughts on Religion by Radar; an update from the Hepatitis C Project; a chart with signs of ODing and when to call 911; two pages of poems by various authors; an article about the history of cocaine and cocaine use during pregnancy; an article about herbal treatments for hepatitis; health alert for sex workers; info about the acupuncture clinic; a list of the things street nurses do and the street nurse schedule; good numbers to know for all kinds of services.
Keywords: 
AIDS service organization (ASO); harm reduction; injection drug use (IDU); HIV/AIDS; sex trade workers

Ho's & Hypes Vol.3, Issue 3

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Agency: 
Street Outreach Services, AIDS Vancouver Island
Date: 
2000-07
Pages: 
20
Collections: 
Summary: 
A quarterly zine produced for and by current or past drug users and sex trade workers with the goal of sharing information and building community among people who use Street Outreach Services (SOS), a program of AIDS Vancouver Island. This issue includes: Marty's Inside/Outside column about methadone and medical attention for inmates and parolees; Dear Kate answers a question about blood spurting when shooting up; an article by an exchange worker about the issues around exchanging needles vs. dispensing; "Discarded Love" by C.D. Jaden; a page describing the SOS Programs; Megan's My Opinion column is about being stuck by a needle; info on bleach and hepatitis C; an article about Victoria's Compassion Society; two pages of poems by various authors; an article about addiction and choice reprinted from Chatelaine magazine; info about what to do if you have a bad date; info about the acupuncture clinic; a list of the things street nurses do and the street nurse schedule; good numbers to know for all kinds of services.
Keywords: 
AIDS service organization (ASO); harm reduction; injection drug use (IDU); HIV/AIDS; sex trade workers

Ho's & Hypes Vol.3, Issue 2

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Agency: 
Street Outreach Services, AIDS Vancouver Island
Date: 
2000-04
Pages: 
20
Collections: 
Summary: 
A quarterly zine produced for and by current or past drug users and sex trade workers with the goal of sharing information and building community among people who use Street Outreach Services (SOS), a program of AIDS Vancouver Island. This issue includes: Marty's Inside/Outside column about life in prison focuses on discrimination; Dear Kate answers a question about S&M and pregnancy; a description of how to cook morphine peelers; an article about the increase rate of HIV infection in the Capital Health Region - preliminary 'spit testing' for HIV results show a rate of 22% for injection drug users; a page with SOS Program information; Megan's My Opinion column is about quitting PEERS and going back to school; "The Streets of Vic BC" by Jack; "To My Son Jubal" by Kohle; art piece by Rhomylly Forbes; two pages of poems by various authors; a chart with signs of ODing and when to call 911; info about the acupuncture clinic; a list of the things street nurses do and the street nurse schedule; good numbers to know for all kinds of services.
Keywords: 
AIDS service organization (ASO); harm reduction; injection drug use (IDU); HIV/AIDS; sex trade workers

Ho's & Hypes Vol.4, Issue 1

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Agency: 
Street Outreach Services, AIDS Vancouver Island
Date: 
2001-07
Pages: 
20
Collections: 
Summary: 
A quarterly zine produced for and by current or past drug users and sex trade workers with the goal of sharing information and building community among people who use Street Outreach Services (SOS), a program of AIDS Vancouver Island. This issue includes: letters to the editor; Dear Kate answers a question about crystal meth; an update on findings from the RARE project that looked at injection drug use and HIV/AIDS in the Capital Health Region; tidbits about drug use, safety, and what to do when someone is overdosing (ODing); My Opinion column by Megan is about people dying in the community; "When I first cleaned up" by Jason; "Razorwire" by Wayne Trudell; two pages of poems by various authors; a personal story about antiviral drugs; an update on the SOS exchange program; an update on the Hepatitis C project; info about the acupuncture clinic; a list of the things street nurses do and the new street nurse schedule; good numbers to know for all kinds of services.
Keywords: 
AIDS service organization (ASO); harm reduction; injection drug use (IDU); HIV/AIDS; sex trade workers

Living with AIDS: Four men speak out

Publication type: 
Poetry / Prose
Author(s): 
Frances Hunter
Agency: 
AIDS Vancouver Island
Sponsor: 
Vancouver Island AIDS Society
Pages: 
35
Collections: 
Summary: 
A booklet that tells the stories, in their own words, of four Vancouver Island men living with AIDS. The editor includes a brief introduction to each story, along with black and white images, and relevant quotes from individuals and organizations in the margins. The last two pages of the booklet give information about AIDS, correct condom use, and reducing the health risks of injection drug use.
Keywords: 
condoms; HIV/AIDS; injection drug use (IDU); men; stigma

Living with AIDS: Four women speak out

Publication type: 
Poetry / Prose
Author(s): 
Frances Hunter
Agency: 
AIDS Vancouver Island
Sponsor: 
The Victoria Foundation
Pages: 
34
Collections: 
Summary: 
A booklet that tells the stories, in their own words, of four Vancouver Island women living with AIDS. The editor includes a brief introduction to each story, along with black and white images, and relevant quotes from individuals and organizations in the margins. The last page of the booklet gives information about AIDS.
Keywords: 
HIV/AIDS; stigma; women

Safe Recovery: Handling Abandoned Needles Safely

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Author(s): 
AIDS Vancouver Island
Agency: 
AIDS Vancouver Island
Pages: 
2
Collections: 
Summary: 
A pamphlet describing how to safely pick up and dispose of a needle. The pamphlet also includes contact information for AIDS Vancouver Island.
Keywords: 
community education; harm reduction; needles

AIDS Vancouver Island: Guide to Services

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Author(s): 
AIDS Vancouver Island
Agency: 
AIDS Vancouver Island
Date: 
2000
Pages: 
2
Collections: 
Summary: 
A pamphlet describing the programs and services offered by AIDS Vancouver Island. The pamphlet also includes contact information for AIDS Vancouver Island.
Keywords: 
AIDS service organizations (ASO); community education; harm reduction; HIV/AIDS; outreach; volunteer

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