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Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Formally BCPWA)

Living+ March/April 2004 - Issue 29

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2004-04
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: Growing Older with HIV 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Bringing Co-Infection Communities Together. The HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C communities need to work together. 03 REALITY BITES Bite-size HIV/AIDS news from BC and around the world. Vancouver Loses Elder Statesman. Novel Approach to Detect and Eliminate HIV. T-1249 Development Suspended. Why Alcohol Worsens Hepatitis C. Study Reports High Rate of Superinfection. Comfrey Products Can Cause Liver Damage. Girls Twice as Likely to Get HIV in Womb. Passing of Schedule C Champion. PWAs Over 50 at Increased Risk of Cognitive Impairment. 05 A GOOD DEATH Euthanasia continues to be a controversial topic in Canada. 06 PATENT ACT Patently Prohibitive. Canada
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Aging, Hepatitis C Co-Infection, Euthanasia, Bill C-56, Empowerment, Menopause, Housing, Abbott Boycott, Disclosure, Food Security, Lipids, Hepatitis C, Activism, Spanish Language, Depression, End-of-Life,

Living+ November/December 2003 Issue 27

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2003-12
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: The Economics of Global Drug Pricing 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. AT Home and Abroad. A call for equitable global pricing. 03 REALITY BITES Bite-size HIV/AIDS news from BC and around the world. Community Based Research. New BCPWA Support Groups: AA & NA. Important New Pharmacokinetic Data for Reyataz. Genetically Modified Vaginal Bacteria Could Serve as HIV Prevention. Canadian HIV/AIDS Web Community Launches www.POZCanadian.com. Structured Treatment Interruption in Patients with Multi-Drug-Resistant HIV. Possible Cause of Dementia in HIV-Positive People Discovered. Two Years after Historic UN Session on HIV/AIDS Member Nations Fall Short. Nasal Spray for HIV Treatment. Daily Combo Halted. 05 IN THE EVENT A 3- part series on planning for what you want.This issue: Representation Agreements. Planning for what you want. 06 BEHIND THE GREATWALL Activists in China struggle against HIV and their government. An Asian epidemic looms, while the Chinese government persecutes HIV/ AIDS activists. 08 STEP 1 Facing HIV in the South Asian Community. A new project to spark HIV dialogue in the Lower Mainland
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Drug Prices, China, End-of-Life Planning, South Asians, Africa, Disability Rights, Positive Prevention, Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), Medical Marijuana, Steroids, Drug Resistance, Respite Care, St. Paul's Hospital, PAP test, Anal Cancer, Spanish Language

Living+ September/October 2003 - Issue 26

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2003-10
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: The Vicious Cycle of AIDS and Poverty 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. A message from the new chair of BCPWA Society. The Winds of Change. 03 REALITY BITES Bite-size HIV/AIDS news from BC and around the world. PWAs Recoup Dietary Allowance. Stakeholders Withdraw from CSC Consultations. Glen Hillson Tribute. Tenofovir-Lamuvidine-Abacavir Warning. CPP Reinstatement. Hepatitis Induced by Kava. FDA Approves Reyataz. Cirque du Soleil Accused of HIV Bias. South African Deregisters Nevirapine. New Support Grops in Surrey. 05 OUR READERS RESPOND. Government's Rationale for HIV Reportability. Letter from P.R.W> Kendall, Provincial Health Officer, on his recommendations for the reportability of HIV. PWAs Not Welcome In US. 06 AIDS WALK 2003. Community Partners Making A Difference in AIDSWALK 2003. Lace up your walking shoes and help raise money for local AIDS community groups. 08 PHARMANET Casting a Wider PharmaNet. PWAs will now be able to choose whether or not they want to opt into PharmaNet. 09 POVERTY AND HIV/AIDS. Down And Out. It
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Poverty, Reportable Disease, Pharmanet, Canadian Strategy on HIV/AIDS, Positive Prevention, Children, Conference Reports, Dementia, Anemia, Hemophilia

Living+ July/August 2003 - Issue 25

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2003-08
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: Time To Move Forward: Women & HIV Research 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Here Comes Trouble. The BC government says it wants to reduce the number of future infections and enroll more people with HIV into medical care
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Research, Pharmacare, Reportability, St. Paul's Hospital, Positive Prevention, Oral Sex, West Nile Virus, Transgender, Oral Health, First Nations, Vancouver Intravenous Drug Study (VIDUS), Spanish Language, Volunteerism

Living+ May/June 2003 - Issue 24

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2003-06
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: Taking Care - The stress of AIDS healthcare work 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. The Problem with HIV Certification of Doctors. Think again if you think HIV certification for physicians is a good idea. 03 REALITY BITES Bite-size HIV/AIDS news from BC and around the world. SARS and PWAs. New Faces at BCPWA. More PharmaCare Changes. YouthCo's New Toll-Free Number. Tenofovir Approved in Canada. PWAs in Pakistan Thrown Out of Hospital. Parliamentary Hearings on HIV/AIDS. AIDS Drug Priced at Record $20,500. Newspapers Ignore Risks of New Drugs. 05 GAMING FUNDS Beating The Odds.Government eases changes to gaming funds after charities cry foul. 06 ACCOLAIDS WINNERS Hats Off to Our Heroes. Eight heroes in the BC AIDS movement were honoured at the awards banquet. 06 CHANGES TO CPP TAX REFUND PROGRAM 07 NEEDLE EXCHANGE IN PRISONS A Prickly Issue. Canadian prisons have yet to start needle distribution projects. 08 PROFILES OF OUR PAST A tribute to PWA Coalition co-founder Kevin Brown. 09 HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND STRESS Caring and Coping. If you thought your job was demanding, try grappling with the pressures of being on the front lines of HIV/AIDS health care work. 12 TRAVELLING WITH HIV Planning your next trip if you're HIV-positive. Some helpful travel tips to get the most out of your summer vacation. 14
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Tax, CPP, Prison, Needle Exchange, Stress, Caregivers, Travel, Positive Prevention, Palliative Care, Structured Treatment Interruption, Health Care Accord, Spirituality, Spanish Language

Living+ March/April 2003 - Issue 23

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2003-04
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: Caught between two vortexes: HIV and HCV co-infection 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Homophobia and HIV Prevention. Homophobia denies young people access to information about HIV prevention. 03 REALITY BITES Bite-size HIV/AIDS news from BC and around the world. AIDS Activists Receive Medal. New Entry Inhibitor. BC Transplant Update. Bail Denied for Failing to Disclose. Canada's Drug War a Bust. Efavirenz Side Effects. Viral Blips. Lesbian Transmission of HIV. ALS and Antiretrovirals. Zimbabwe AIDS Emergency Extended. 05 DEPRESSION Reach Out and Touch Someone. The stigma and social isolation of depression, and digging your way out of it. 07 CANADIAN STRATEGY FOR HIV/AIDS Feds Finally Consider PWA Prevention. A report on the recent CSHA planning meeting among HIV experts. 08 PROFILES OF OUR PAST A tribute to former BCPWA Society chair Lauro de Haan. 09 A RALLYING CALL TO ACTION Louise's Top Ten Lessons. Renowned Canadian activist Louise Binder offers some pearls of wisdom on the lessons she
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Hepatitis C Co-Infection, Homophobia, Prevention, Mental Health, Canadian Strategy for HIV/AIDS, Positive Prevention, Hepatitis C, Recreational Drugs, Vaccination, Spanish Language

Living+ January/February - 2003 Issue 22

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2003-02
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: The Ups & Downs of Street Drugs 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Can We Talk? PWAs need to keep talking about their experiences and concerns. 03 REALITY BITES Bite-size HIV/AIDS news from BC and around the world. New City Council Fast Tracking SIFs. Canada Not Tackling AIDS In Prisons. Vatican Stills Says No to Condoms. Human Rights in UN AIDS Guidelines. Company Backs Out of Drug Study. Websites of Interest. FDA Approves Pagasys. BCPWA Board of Directors. 05 PROFILES OF OUR PAST A tribute to Brian Farlinger, the founder of AIDS ACTION NOW! 06 PATIENT EMPOWERMENT Power to the People. PWAs have tossed out the old model of doing whatever your doctor says. 08 TRANSMISSION OF HIV Sex and Sensibility. Understanding how viral load affects your infectivity during sex. 09 AIDS AND ENDEMIC POPULATIONS Going Beyoned Our Borders. HIV/AIDS has hit some parts of the world particularly hard. And it will take a concerted international effort to address this epidemic of global proportions. 12 PRISON ADVOCACY Taboo Tattoos. How to ensure you don
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Transmission, Global Epidemic, Pandemic, Harm Reduction, Conference Reports, Recreational Drugs, Hepatitis C, Spanish Language

Living+ November/December 2002 - Issue 21

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2002-12
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: Putting HIV Prevention Back on the Map 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Stigma Rears Its Head Again. Stigma and discrimination prevent PWAs from receiving organ transplants. 03 REALITY BITES Bite-size HIV/AIDS news in B.C. and around the world. New Staff at BCPWA. Atazanavir Early Access Program. Charles Roy. Immune System Breakthrough. New Discovery in HIV. Added Safety Information for Videx. Kava Warning. Sperm Washing for Pregnancy with HIV. Exercise May Cut Risk of Metabolic Syndrome. 05 WOMEN AND VIOLENCE All Talk and No Action. Violence and HIV toll on women continues unabated. There was still no commitment to end violence against women at the AIDS Conference. 06 BUG CHASERS It isn
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Stigma, Prevention, Violence, Direct-To-Consumer Advertising, Northern BC, Disclosure, Side Effects, Transplantation, Hepatitis C, Conference Reports, Inmates, Methadone, Vaccines

Living+ September/October 2002 - Issue 20

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2002-10
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: How affected family members cope with HIV 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Selling Safer Sex to PWAs. We need to develop prevention campaigns that speak to HIV-positive people. 03 REALITY BITES Bite-size HIV/AIDS news in B.C. and around the world. BCPWA Renovations Underway. Tenofovir and ddI Interaction. Grapefruit Warning. Heterosexual Anal Sex a Major Concern. Multivitamins Recommended For All. Drug Maker Announces Price Freeze. Amprenavir Warning. Kaletra and Methadone Withdrawal. Group Fears Mergerof Drug Giants. 05 STEPHEN LEWIS SPEECH In the Name of the Children. An inspiring speech to the African Religious Leaders Assembly on Children and HIV/AIDS. 07 INTERVIEW WITH ASHOK PILLAI Testament to a Trailblazer. The co-founder of INP+ was the most outspoken HIV activist in India. 09 PEOPLE AFFECTED BY HIV/AIDS All in the Family. The impact of HIV/AIDS isn
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Prevention, Positive Prevention, Africa, Children, India, Family, Safe Injection Site, Structured Treatment Interruption, Conference Reports, Medicare, Hepatitis B, Lipodystrophy, Spanish Language

Living+ July/August 2002 - Issue 19

Publication type: 
Newsletter
Author(s): 
BCPWA
Agency: 
BCPWA
Date: 
2002-08
Pages: 
40
Summary: 
Cover Story: Bleeding the System: The Squeeze on Public Health Care 02 THINK + Opinion & Editorial. Taking Charge of Our Health Through Advocacy. The role of advocacy in helping PWAs at home and in developing countries. 03 NEWSREEL HIV/AIDS-related news snippets from around the world. False Rapid Test Results. Nevirapine Can Make You Crazy. Reimbursement for Topical Antifungals. Measles Suppress HIV. Committee Report on Reference Drug Program. Tenofovir Tested as Topical Microbicide. WHO Launches Global Strategy on CAM. Drug Ads Can Convince People They're Sick. New Director for Theatre Positive. 05 SELF ADVOCACY: GET YOUR JUST DESSERTS No, it
Keywords: 
BCPWA, AIDS Service Organizations, Treatment Information, Gay Men, Women, Complementary and Alternative Treatments, Advocacy, Nutrition, Antiretrovirals (ARVs), IVDUs, Immunology, Health Care System, Disability, Canadian AIDS Strategy, Medicare, Research Design, Spanish Language

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