POSITIVE LIVING BC eNews 62
POSITIVE LIVING BC news
- Kiss Your Butts Good-bye
- Art Therapy Workshops
- Registered Disability Savings Program (RDSP) Workshop
- Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE raffle tickets to see Madonna live in concert!
- Elk/Thurston Trail Hike
- CHF Volunteer Required
Canada HIV news
- Giant Food Stores announce recall
- AAP Circumcision Policy 'Seriously Flawed', Condemned by Canadian Children's Rights Group
International HIV news
- China AIDS patients topple gate of gov't office
- Brainstorming Session Sept 5th 1-2pm
- Levi Strauss Shows How to Go Forth, Brings Clout to HIV/AIDS Battle
- Real Talk: When Did We Stop Talking About HIV?
- Black gay men twice as likely to have HIV
- HIV Rises Sharply among Senior Citizens in China
- Namibia court rules government coerced 3 HIV-positive women into being sterilized
Kiss Your Butts Good-bye
Our “Kiss Your Butts Good-bye” group begins this Tuesday, September 4th at 3pm in the boardroom at Positive Living BC.
Whether you’re fully committed, thinking about quitting, or just want some more information – you’re all welcome!
Hope to see you there!
For additional information please contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Therapy Workshops
Our Art Therapy Workshops begin next Tuesday, September 4th 2012 at 10:30am.
WHERE : Training Room, 1107 Seymour St
WHEN : 10:30am-Noon
Please contact Richard at email@example.com to register as there are limited spots available
Registered Disability Savings Program (RDSP) Workshop
You are invited to attend the Registered Disability Savings Program (RDSP) workshop. Learn about RDSP and disability tax credit, Canada Savings Bond and long-term savings for under 60 Canadians eligible for a disability tax credit and looking for a long-term savings.
Monday September 17th 2pm-3:30
Positive Living Society 1107 Seymour Street
Reserve your seat at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-488-2559 ext 27
TTY users call Bell Relay 1-800-855-0511
Funding for this information session is provided by the Government of Canada
Scotiabank AIDS WALK for LIFE raffle tickets to see Madonna live in concert!
For just $10.00, you get a chance to be entered into a raffle draw and win some fantastic prizes including:
2 tickets to a Madonna concert in September. Strike a Pose & Express Yourself!
OR 2 tickets to Ballet BC’s “In/Verse”.
OR 1 Household Membership to Vancouver Art Gallery
To get your tickets, contact Miranda Leffler at 604 893 2242 or email@example.com.
We’re selling tickets at Positive Living BC Fund Development.
Watch for news coming soon on where else you can get raffle tickets!
Total value of prizes: $980
Price of tickets: $10
Elk/Thurston Trail Hike
If you are interested in joining us on this hike, please contact Jeff at Outdoorsmenbc@yahoo.ca by THURSDAY, September 13th.
CHF Volunteer Required
Are you interested in volunteering to help improve the Complementary Health Fund (CHF) here at Positive Living BC?
The CHF Working Group is seeking member representation. The volunteer must be available for a monthly meeting on Wednesday afternoons after 3pm, have internet access, and have accessed the CHF program for at least 2 years.
“The Complementary Health Fund (CHF) is an initiative which aims to mitigate the burden of health-related expenses associated with HIV disease that are not covered by other funding sources. Eligible expenses include health products and services that help manage HIV symptoms, aid in forestalling HIV disease progression, and mitigate side effects related to HIV medications. The CHF is funded directly through the efforts of the AIDS WALK for LIFE”
Giant Food Stores announce recall
Giant Food Stores on Monday announced a recall of Daniella mangos.
The product, purchased between July 12 and Aug. 24, was recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.
Its price-look-up code is PLU 4959.
Salmonella can cause salmonellosis - one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. It can cause fatal infections in individuals with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly, those infected with HIV and patients receiving chemotherapy, according to the company. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within eight to 72 hours of consumption. Chills, headache, nausea and vomiting may also be experienced for seven days.
Giant has received reports of illnesses in Canada, associated with the product, and is advising customers to discard unused portions, the company said. Customers may also take their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.
AAP Circumcision Policy 'Seriously Flawed', Condemned by Canadian Children's Rights Group
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/27/12 -- A recently released policy on infant male circumcision by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) was condemned today by the Children's Health & Human Rights Partnership (CHHRP) as being 'seriously flawed'.
CHHRP co-founder Christopher Guest, M.D. said the new policy makes claims that international paediatric associations reject and he encouraged the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) to maintain its policy of deterrence with regard to circumcising otherwise normal, healthy boys.
China AIDS patients topple gate of gov't office
About 300 AIDS patients and their relatives tore down the main gate of a government office in central China during a protest Monday over unmet demands for financial assistance.
Protester Li Xia said police in Zhengzhou city beat some of the patients with batons after the group gathered outside the Henan provincial government office and blocked the main gate to demand a meeting with officials. She said one protester was dragged into the government building by police.
"We want the government to give us some help," said Li, who like many of the protesters was infected with HIV when she sold blood in 1995. Tens of thousands of people contracted the virus that causes AIDS in a blood-selling scandal in Henan in the 1990s that is widely seen as a failure of government leadership.
Brainstorming Session Sept 5th 1-2pm
Brilliant minds needed
Got some good ideas? Are you interested in exploring ideas that may help Positive Living Society of BC develop a Social Enterprise. We are looking for members or staff ideas that could create an alternative revenue stream for the Society? If you want to sit in on a brain storming session and contribute some ideas, please see or e-mail the Support Coordinator, Richard Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org
(Limited to 10 participants - people not selected can e-mail their ideas).
Levi Strauss Shows How to Go Forth, Brings Clout to HIV/AIDS Battle
The Levi's brand fall campaign suggests getting dressed is an empowering action, continuing its message for the fourth year of “Go Forth,” and adding, “This is a pair of Levi’s.”
The 2012 fall/winter "Go Forth" campaign pitches 18 to 34 year-olds on donning their daily armor to take on the world every day: “This is a pair of Levi’s, buttons and rivets and pockets and cuffs, and the thread that holds it together.”
The language is a call to action: “You follow your heart, follow the leader, you’re the leader. Are you joking, are you breaking, are you shaking? You’re the next living leader of the world. You’re a kid. Holding onto the thread. That holds it together. This is a pair of Levi’s.” Cue Twitter hashtag, “#GoForth.” And Levi's own call to action, tying a thread to its corporate commitment to take a stance on HIV/AIDS.
Real Talk: When Did We Stop Talking About HIV?
There is a special scene at the very end of the movie Longtime Companion, a character study about the effects of the early AIDS crisis on a group of gay men in New York City. In the scene, dozens upon dozens of happy, healthy gay men run from the boardwalk to the beach of Fire Island and begin dancing, socializing, and reminiscing about time spent. It is only when you recognize the face of a character who had previously died that you get the symbolism of the moment, which simply and eloquently brings home the horror of all the lives lost to the disease in the '80s and '90s.
After stumbling upon Longtime Companion one rainy afternoon on Netflix Streaming, I became a bit obsessed with the early days of HIV/AIDS. I watched documentary after documentary about that time period, and my summer beach reading has consisted solely of And the Band Played On, the Randy Shilts chronicle of the early days of the virus.
Black gay men twice as likely to have HIV
A new analysis on the sexual health of black gay men has found that they have twice the chance of being HIV-positive in comparison to white gay men.
HIV Rises Sharply among Senior Citizens in China
Namibia court rules government coerced 3 HIV-positive women into being sterilized