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Living + May/June 2007 - Issue 48

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2007-06
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Standing Up for What's Right. Boycott successful, Abbott ends unfair drug pricing. 03 REALITY BITES. News from home & around the world. Vancouver Hospital Move Draws Fire. Legal Network Releases Plan to Fix Drug Access. Resistance Emerges in First Months of Treatment. China Holds First Gay HIV Clinic. Researchers Find Protein That Blocks HIV. Australian PM Backs Down Over Ban. NYC to Promote Circumcision to Gay Men. Chinese Company to Develop CCR5 Inhibitor. Green Tea has Anti-HIV Effect in Test Tube. 05 COMMUNITY REPRESENTATION AND ENGAGEMENT A Winning Formula. The BC government finally agrees to provide safe infant formula to all HIV-positive mothers. 06 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Be Prepared Part II. A group of disability organizations is researching emergency plans to determine how they can be improved for people with disabilities. 08 THE TANZANIA DIARIES In the first of four installments, a BCPWA staffer recounts her two-month stint helping fight the HIV/AIDS battle in Africa. 09 HIV ACTIVISM, THEN AND NOW Tough Work -- But Someone's Gotta Do It. HIV activism has changed dramatically since the early days, and now it
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Drug Pricing, Benefits, Emergency Preparedness, Africa, Tanzania, Activism, History, Work, Positive Prevention, Funding, Lung Cancer, Drug Plans, Catastrophic Drug Coverage, Anal Dysplasia, Anal Cancer, Conference Reports, Food Security

Living + March/April 2007 - Issue 47

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2007-04
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Canada
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Federal Election, Unvoluntary Disclosure, E-Health, Privacy, Aging, Circumcision, Medical Marijuana, Prevention, Disclosure, MRSA, Gastrointestinal (GI), Heart Attacks, Cardiovascular Health, Buffalo Hump, Spirituality, Abacavir Hypersensitivity, CMV

Living + January/February 2007 - Issue 46

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2007-02
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: Celebrities and the HIV/AIDS cause 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Extended Hours at BCPWA. 03 REALITY BITES News from home & around the world. Bed Bug Powder Advisory. Problems with Drug Access Continue. US Promises Streamlined Tourist Visas for PWAs. Fed Confirm $120M in New AIDS Funding. HIV Grows to 39.5 Million Infections. Rheumatoid Arthritis a Side Effect of HIV Meds. Ottawa Moving on Low-Cost Drug Review. Pfizer Announces Expanded Access on Maraviroc. Zinc Deficiencies in PWAs. 05 FIGHTING WORDS HIV as a reportable disease
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, HIV Reporting, Prison, Inmates, Tattoos, Sex Trade, MAKA Project, Celebrities, Housing, Positive Gathering, Prevention, Serosorting, Vaccines, Empowerment, Facial Lipoatrophy, Restorative Surgery, Conference Reports, Osteoporosis, Hormones

Living+ November/December 2006 - Issue 45

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2006-12
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: Professional misconduct in research practices 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. BCPWA Society honours its 20 years of mutual support and collective action. 03 REALITY BITES News from home & around the world. New Board at BCPWA. Giving a Day's Pay for AIDS. Side Effects from PCP and TB Drugs. Atripla Coming to Canada. AIDS Vaccine in Clinical Trials. Drug Combo May Reduce PI-Related Disease. HIV in China Spreading Beyond High-Risk Groups. 06 THE THORNY TREE Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain? Another report from Dr. Paula Braitstein on her observations of the HIV epidemic during her travels in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. 08 BEDBUGS Bug Off! A bedbug infestation in the Lower Mainland is wreaking havoc on people
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, BCPWA 20th Anniversary, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Bedbugs, Children, Funding, Facial Lipoatrophy, Drug Failure, Research Fraud, Conference Reports, Youth, Co-Infection

Living+ July/August 2006 - Issue 43

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2006-08
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: Leaving the Workforce 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Cast Your Vote at our AGM. 03 REALITY BITES News from home & around the world. Show Leadership in AIDS Fight: Church Leaders to PM. Harper "Not Committed" to Drug Site. HIV Infections "May Have Peaked." French Air Ticket Tax to Fight AIDS. FDA Approves Shingles Vaccine. Online AIDS Vaccine Database Launched. Lamivudine Monotherapy for Resistant Virus. AIDS Summit Called Death By Diplomacy. 05 HUMANITY AWARD Sticking It to Stigma. The BCPWA Society wins a fully-funded media campaign from the BC Association of Broadcasters. 06 ART-LINC COLLABORATION Identifying the Missing Links. ART-LINC Collaboration explores the delivery of antiretroviral treatment in developing countries. 08 BCPWA AT AIDS 2006. Our Society will have a strong presence at this year's International AIDS Conference. 09 LEAVING WORK Should You Stay or Should You Go? Leaving the workforce due to health reasons can be a difficult decision and a challenging transition. That
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Work, Employment, Stigma, Treatment Delivery, International AIDS Conference, Funding, Avian Flu, Emergency Preparedness, Treatment Guidelines, Transplantation, Spirituality, Rehabilitation, Assisted Injection, Methadone, Co-Infection,

Living+ September/October 2006 - Issue 44

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2006-10
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: The 2006 AIDS Conference 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Walking in Solidarity and Support. 21st Annual Walk for Life. 03 REALITY BITES. News from home & around the world. BCPWA Launches Police Complaint. Aptivus Safety Warning. Sculptra for Facial Lipoatrophy. African Circumcision Study to Continue. FDA Approves TMC114. Abbott Picks and Chooses Patients. Pentagon Lists Homosexuality as Disorder. McGill to Spend $4 Million on AIDS Centre. 05 HIV TESTING In A Flash. The first rapid HIV test is approved in Canada. 06 2006 WALK FOR LIFE. Where the Money Goes. 08 THE LIVING WELL LAB Friends For Life and BCPWA Win Funding for New Complementary Therapy Project. 09 XVI INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE Highlights from the recent AIDS conference in Toronto. The theme was
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, International AIDS Conference, Walk For Life, Rapid Test, Living Well Lab, Privacy, Positive Gathering, Conference Reports, Prevention, Malaria, Adverse Drug Reactions

Living+ May/June 2006 - Issue 42

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2006-06
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: Baby Boom: ethical and medical issues for PWAs conceiving children 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. A Step Backwards. Proposed legislation may affect who decides the level of care you receive. 03 REALITY BITES News from home & around the world. BCPWA Receives Broadcast Award. Heath Records Sold at Public Auction. Lopinavir/Ritonavir Tablet Filing in South Africa. New Coalition of HandyDART Users. Doctor Says HIV Among Addicts may Double. Study on PI Use During Pregnancy. Interaction Between Heroin Substitute and Atazanavir/Ritonavir. AIDS Article in Harper's Ignites Controversy. 05 THE THORNY TREE Untested Testing. A second installment: Dr. Paula Braitstein reports on her observations of the HIV epidemic during her travels in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. 06 ACCOLAIDS WINNERS We honour our heroes in the BC AIDS movement. 09 BABY BOOM The idea of HIV-positive people planning to conceive children is rife with ethical and medical issues. 12 A TWINKLE IN HER FATHER'S EYE. One man
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Pregnancy, Conception, Children, Africa, Latin America, Asia, Parenthood, Oral Hygiene, Treatment Information Program, Conference Reports, Spirituality, Gender, Entry Inhibitors, International AIDS Conference

Living+ March/April 2006 - Issue 41

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2006-04
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: Together at last? Canada's national HIV/AIDS action plan 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Persisitence Pays Off. Grassroots efforts to gain access to new drugs. 03 REALITY BITES News from home & around the world. More Income Support Allowed. Commercial Fortovase Discontinued. US to Quarantine PWAs Travelling to AIDS Conference. MSF to Hand Over HIV Treatment in Cape Town. Researchers Develop Vaccine Against Hep C. Heart Attack Risk Elevated by PI Treatment. A Link to Artery Wall Thickening? TMC114 Works Better with Fuzeon. Insulin Resistance in HIV-Positive Kids. 05 WOMEN
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, National HIV/AIDS Action Plan, Empowerment, BC AIDS Strategy, Private-Public Partnerships, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Housing, Drug Toxicity, Special Access Program, Lipodystrophy, Conference Reports, Clinical Trials,

Living+ January/February 2006 - Issue 40

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2006-02
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: The controversy around barebacking 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. The Media Monster. Allegations of unprotected sex without disclosure shows continuing media and public ignorance of HIV transmission. 03 REALITY BITES News from home & around the world. HIV-Positive Man Charged with Murder.New Combination Therapy in Canada. New STD May Not Be So New. PWAs Shouldn't Take Amevive. Low CD4 Cells in Mothers Means Greater Risk for their Babies. Severe Muscle Damage from Abacavir and Lipid-Lowering Fibrate. Pharmas License Drugs to IPM as Microbicides. Bowel Cancer Drug Works Well against KS. Flash-Heating Destroys HIV in Breast Milk. 05 FIGHTING WORDS The Criminilization of HIV. What constitutes an HIV crime in Canadian courts? You may be surprised. 07 SUPPORT GROUPS You're Not Alone. Support groups can help you when you need them the most. Join an existing one or start your own. 09 BAREBACKING A Raw Ride. Barebacking has made a rather controversial comeback in recent years and it
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Barebacking, Disclosure, Criminalization, Support Groups, Travel, US Immigration, Employment, Vaccines, Prophylaxis, Lipoatrophy, Hepatitis C, Spanish Language

Living+ November/December 2005 - Issue 39

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2005-12
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: Canada's Aid to Africa 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. A Celebration of Life. The 20th Anniversary of the AIDS Walk for Life. 03 REALITY BITES News from home & around the world. Tom Mountford. Meth Use Increases Risk of HIV. Serono Pays Settlement for Serostim Fraud. Low HIV Load for Hep B Vaccination Success. Genital Tract a "Sanctuary" For HCV in Co-Infected Women. Safety Information on Tenofovir and ddI. Hope for Eliminating 'Latent' HIV. NNRTIs and Risk of Resistance After Treatment Break. Metabolic Disorders, Puberty, and ART. 05 SCHEDULE C FOR SENIORS Looking After our Seniors. Fighting legislation that says PWAs have to give up these benefits when they turn 65. 06 BCPWA MEMBERS ELECT 2005/2006 BOARD OF DIRECTORS. 07 CENTRAL AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT Pharmas Get Fatter. A new US free trade act could restrict access to antiretrovirals in Central America. 08 HIV AS AN EPISODIC DISEASE What
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Africa, Disabilty Benefits, Income Assistance, Free Trade, Episodic Disease, Conference Reports, Religion, Inmates, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Cardiovascular Disease, Lipids, Youth, Spanish Language,

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