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Overview: DTES HIV/IDU Consumers' Board

Publication type: 
Position Paper
Agency: 
DTES HIV/IDU Consumers' Board
Pages: 
48
Summary: 
The document is a compilation of documents that provide an overview of the history, structure, membership and activities of the DTES HIV/IDU Consumers' Board, an organization established in 1998 to establish working relationships and provide a voice for health care concerns within the HIV/AIDS and injection drug use (IDU) communities in the downtown eastside of Vancouver. The documents include an overview; meeting minutes; member lists; pamphlets for World AIDS Day; and letters of support from local businesses and organizations.
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Keywords: 
advocacy; AIDS; downtown eastside; DTES; DTES HIV/IDU Consumers' Board; HIV; HIV/AIDS; injection drug use; IDU; Vancouver

The Present Situation - Mortality, HIV Positive IDUs, Vancouver's Downtown Eastside "A Call for Action"

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
DTES HIV/IDU Consumers' Board
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
2
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Summary: 
The document provides a summary of the findings of the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study (VIDUS); lists issues specific to HIV positive injection drug users (IDU); outlines the mortality crisis in the downtown eastside of Vancouver; and stands as a call for action for immediate intervention beyond the harm reduction strategies that do not address those people already infected with HIV or hepatitis C.
Keywords: 
advocacy; AIDS; downtown eastside; DTES; DTES HIV/IDU Consumers' Board; HIV; HIV/AIDS; injection drug use; IDU; Vancouver; Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study

Provincial Methadone Maintenance Program - An Overview with Particular Focus on Client Perspective

Publication type: 
Position Paper
Agency: 
DTES HIV/IDU Consumers' Board
Pages: 
6
Summary: 
The document provides an overview of Methadone Maintenance Programs (MMT) from the perspective of the client. The authors include: a brief history of methadone; a description of the characteristics and benefits of methadone; a brief overview of the administration and structure of MMT in British Columbia (BC); and an assessment of the BC program.
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advocacy; British Columbia; BC Methadone Program; harm reduction; heroin; methadone; Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)

Dealing with a Drug Problem in the Family pamphlet

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
The Asian Society for the Intervention of AIDS
Date: 
2005
Pages: 
2
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Summary: 
A pamphlet produced by the organization Asian Society for the Intervention of AIDS (ASIA) which provides information about how to deal with a family member who has a drub problem. Information includes: a definition of drug addiction; signs and symptoms of drug use; courses of treatment; list of things that might be helpful; and contact information for Vancouver services.
Keywords: 
addiction; Asian Society for the Intervention of AIDS (ASIA); drugs; family; harm reduction; injection drug use; IDU; methadone; pamphlet; treatment; Vancouver

Eleven reasons why injectable heroin should be available as an option to physicians who are treating heroin addicts

Publication type: 
Position Paper
Date: 
2003
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
The author provides some background on heroin maintenance programs from an international perspective; and lists eleven advantages to heroin maintenance over methadone maintenance. Using a harm reduction perspective the author emphasizes the importance of the client to have their needs met as they see them, and concludes that physicians, if they have access to both drugs, might choose to prescribe both, in isolation, or combination.
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Keywords: 
addiction; drugs; harm reduction; heroin; heroin maintenance; methadone; treatment

Economic Fact Sheet: Facts and Figures Relating to Illegal Drugs

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Vancouver Coastal Health
Date: 
2006
Pages: 
6
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Summary: 
The document is a fact sheet that lists statistics and information about illicit or illegal drug use in Canada, and paying particular attention to economic considerations. The author includes the citations for the sources of the facts on the fact sheet.
Keywords: 
addiction; drugs; drug use; economics; harm reduction; substance use; treatment

Aboriginal People Living with HIV/AIDS: Testing and Treatment (2nd edition)

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization
Sponsor: 
Agouron Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Shire BioChem
Date: 
2007
Pages: 
12
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Summary: 
The booklet is designed as a resource for Aboriginal people living with HIV/AIDS. The document provides answers to questions about HIV transmission, treatment and medication, national and provincial emergency and community resource contact information.
Keywords: 
aboriginal; advocacy; community supports; drug treatment; First Nations; health services; HIV; National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization; social support; treatment

Newton Advocacy Group Society Client Rights and Responsibilities

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Newton Advocacy Group Society
Pages: 
6
Summary: 
Pamphlet by the Newton Advocacy Group Society that states its Client Bill of Rights (consisting of 10 rights afforded to clients with regard to their participation in programs, privacy, access to information, participation in decisions affecting their lives, and rights to non-discrimination). The pamphlet also lists 6 key client responsibilities. Client complaint procedures are described as a series of 4 steps, and a statement about client confidentiality is also included.
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Keywords: 
Newton Advocacy Group Society (N.A.G.S.); rights; advocacy groups; privacy

The Face of Poverty in Surrey: An Overview

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Newton Advocacy Group Society
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
Pamphlet by Vibrant Surrey, which is a collaborative and cross-sectoral effort to reduce poverty and address poverty-related issues. It provides demographic statistics about the percentage of people living in poverty who are youth, people with disabilities, immigrants, visible minorities, lone parents; and First Nations people. It discusses socio-economic factors that contribute to this poverty, the barriers posed by poverty; how service demand is up yet funding for services is down. It advocates that community leaders, business, social services, and government work together to build economic and social opportunities for everyone.
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Keywords: 
Surrey; Newton Advocacy Group Society (N.A.G.S.); Vibrant Surrey; low-income; poverty; British Columbia; Census; youth; single mothers; single parents; immigrants; First Nations; aboriginal; disability; visible minorities

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