POSITIVE LIVING BC eNews 51
- Registration Open for the 27th Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE
- Administrative Assistant Operations job posting
- Ou+Doorsmen Summer Seawall Rollerblading or Biking
BC HIV news
- IDC Grand Re-Opening (St. Paul's Hospital)
- AIDS outreach
- HIV-positive worker awarded $27,000 after being fired
- B.C.’s first nations to take health care in their own hands
- Council supports distribution of crack pipe kits
Canada HIV news
- UBC drug formulation receives $1.1 million for clinical development as HIV treatment
- Judge to decide fate of hep-C needle stabber
International HIV news
- Antibodies in breast milk could help to combat HIV
- Nobel Winning Barre-Sinoussi Optimistic About HIV Cure
- AFRICA: Progress on Aids
Registration Open for the 27th Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE
Registration for the 27th annual Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE is NOW OPEN! Mark your calendar- the WALK is happening on Sunday, September 23 2012 at Sunset Beach. Take the first step and form a team or register as an individual and walk to support Positive Living BC’s Complementary Health Fund.
Register online at http://www.aidswalkforlifevancouver.ca/ and be sure to check us out on Twitter and Facebook!
Administrative Assistant Operations job posting
The Positive Living Society of BC is now seeking an Administrative Assistant in Operations. The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the Director of Operations, including recording and preparing minutes, preparing reports, correspondence and other documents, filing paper documents, assisting in the creation, development and maintenance of record-keeping systems, and undertaking other administrative work as assigned.
For more information please see the file attachment.
Ou+Doorsmen Summer Seawall Rollerblading or Biking
All Summer starting May 18th Ou+doorsmen is hosting Stanley Park Seawall rollerblading and biking! Starting at the "whirlygig" at the Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park, it will occur 8:30 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays weather permitting.
For more information contact Richard H.: firstname.lastname@example.org
IDC Grand Re-Opening (St. Paul's Hospital)
On June 15th the Immunodeficiency Clinic (IDC) at St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC will re-open.
Come celebrate the new IDC with us and join us for the official ribbon cutting ceremony to re-open the IDC! Cake & refreshments provided.
Event runs from 4:30pm-6:00pm.
The John Ruedy Immunodeficiency Clinic (IDC) at St. Paul’s Hospital is a collaboration between the BC-CfE and Providence Health Care (PHC). The IDC brings together an interdisciplinary team of family doctors, specialists, nurses, pharmacists, counsellors, social workers, and nutritionists to provide a broad range of primary care and support services for HIV-positive patients.
In 2009, the IDC received the Excellence in Quality and Patient Safety Award from the BC Patient and Safety Quality Council in recognition of its innovative model of care and outstanding contributions to improving the health of HIV-positive individuals.
AIDS Vancouver is launching a pilot project to provide outreach, HIV information, education and support to higher risk people within Vancouver's Asian communities.
HIV-positive worker awarded $27,000 after being fired
The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has awarded a man $27,000 for discrimination based on a disability, because he was denied work for being HIV-positive.
Thomas Malin was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1998 and immediately started taking an antiretroviral "cocktail." His health was good and in 2005 he began working for Ultra Care Cleaning Systems Ltd. helping clean new condos pre-sale and pre-closing. By all accounts he was an exemplary employee.
In July 2009, Malin had a serious gastrointestinal illness and was hospitalized. Due to the severity of his illness he could not take his antiretroviral drugs and his health deteriorated. However, by the end of August 2009, he had recovered and advised his employer he was ready to return to work.
B.C.’s first nations to take health care in their own hands
Aboriginal people in British Columbia will take responsibility for all Health Canada programs delivered to the province’s 203 first nations communities by April, 2013 under the newly created First Nations Health Authority.
Council supports distribution of crack pipe kits
Campbell River City council supports the distribution of crack pipe kits to crack addicts, but the decision was not unanimous Tuesday.
UBC drug formulation receives $1.1 million for clinical development as HIV treatment
A drug delivery system developed through the University of British Columbia’s Neglected Global Diseases Initiative and licensed to iCo Therapeutics Inc. will receive $1.1 million from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) for clinical development as a treatment for HIV patients.
Judge to decide fate of hep-C needle stabber
Sentencing recommendations vary widely in case with no apparent direct legal precedent
Antibodies in breast milk could help to combat HIV
Scientists have found important antibodies in the breast milk of an HIV infected mother which can protect the mother’s baby from HIV. This could lead to the development of a new vaccine.
Nobel Winning Barre-Sinoussi Optimistic About HIV Cure
The scientist who won a Nobel Prize for her work in first identifying HIV says she at last believes finding a cure for the virus which causes Aids might be possible.
AFRICA: Progress on AIDS
Non-profits and partners celebrate progress on AIDS elimination in Africa