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Vancouver PWA Coalition Newsletter Issue #3 December 1986

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
1986-12
Pages: 
6
Summary: 
"ONE STARRY NIGHT" Report on very successful fundraising event; NEW THERAPY GROUP AIDS Vancouver invites PWAs to attend new group facilitated by a psychologist; HOSPICE UPDATE After outrage expressed after the Provincial Government's rejection of the AIDS Vancouver hospice proposal, the government now seems willing to talk about and even fund a hospice program; DON'T PITY US, PATIENTS TELL AIDS CONFERENCE Article from the Toronto Star November 16, 1986; AIDS: WHEN THE TEARS DRY Article from the Toronto Star November 16, 1986; COMMENTS ON THE CONFERENCE Members report on the Canadian AIDS Conference which took place November 14 -16, 1986; OPEN FORUM will be held to discuss the Canadian AIDS Conference; IN MEMORIAM Donations received in memory; ONGOING EVENTS Healing Circle; PWAs PWARCs meetings; Tai Chi classes; SERVICES free legal consultations; funding for alternative therapies, practitioners and workshops; information resources; HOME CARE NURSING Home care nurses, homemakers, occupational therapists available, call the Health Department or have your doctor or the hospital liaison nurse call; SLEEPING BUDDIES EXCERPT FROM A LETTER TO RICK Personal reflection after Louise Hay workshop; LOVE YOUR LIFE, HEAL YOURSELF Report on Louise Hay workshop; BABA TAAVI'S SPIRITUAL CORNER; AZT AT LAST. AZT Will soon be available for testing in Vancouver. HOME CARE NURSING STUDY NEEDS YOU Call for PWAs to be interviewed for study; KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Handicapped Status Identification Card entitles you and your escort one-half fares on BC Ferries.
Keywords: 
HIV/AIDS; BC Persons with AIDS Society; HIV/AIDS Therapies; Peer Support; Social Support; Alternative Therapy; Advocacy; Government Policy; Disability; Spirituality; Volunteerism; Housing

Vancouver PWA Coalition Newsletter Issue #2 November 1986

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
1986-11
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
"ONE STARRY NIGHT" Gala benefit for the Persons With AIDS Coalition at the Mainstage of the Arts Club Theatre on Granville Island, Sunday November 9th [1986]. GOVERNMENT HALTS HOSPICE PLAN Provincial government refuses to develop AIDS Hospice Program at the eleventh hour after months of negotiation and while seeming to support the program at every step. HOSPICE IN SWITZERLAND Nurse in Switzerland offers his home and care to someone with AIDS. MARGO'S WORKSHOP Report on workshop on Visualization for AIDS and ARC; AZT UPDATE While the drug has been released for study in Canada by Burroughs and Welcome 'distribution' problems still need to be worked out. Information on AZT testing program at the Harbour View Medical Center in Seattle Washington.BHT AS AN ANTI-VIRAL? Report on an article from the San Francisco Sentinel on PWAs using BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) as a possible anti-viral treatment; ONGOING EVENTS Healing Circle Sunday Nights. Tuesday night PWA's meetings, every other meeting closed to PWAs. Tai-chi classes Wednesday and Friday nights. SERVICES Free legal consultations, alternative therapies sponsorship, information resources available; NEUROLOGICAL STUDY OF AIDS/ARC Call for study participants. ON THE LIGHTER SIDE; BABA TAAVI'S SPIRITUAL CORNER.
Keywords: 
HIV/AIDS; BC Persons with AIDS Society; HIV/AIDS Therapies; Peer Support; Social Support; Alternative Therapy; Advocacy; Government Policy; Disability; Spirituality; Volunteerism; Housing

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