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City of Victoria: Proclamation, HIV/AIDS Awareness Week, World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2015

As Proclaimed by Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria BC on November 26, 2015 HIV/AIDS Awareness Week, World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2015Read more

VictoriaNeeds.LGBT / VARCS Legacy

The VictoriaNeeds survey took place in July 2015 to determine the needs, desires,and support for a Queer / LGBT Community Centre inVictoria, BC. The survey received 482 responses, 82% of which were identified as from Greater Victoria. Over 84% of participants responded that there is a need for a Queer / LGBT Community Centre in Victoria. Space Priorities: large flexible space and health clinic were clear priorities across age groups and identities. Programming Priorities: social events, health, and advocacy were […]

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HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day Activities – 2015

WORLD AIDS DAY 2015 World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988. Around 71,300 are currently living with HIV in Canada and globally an estimated 34 million people have HIV. More than 25 […]

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Men’s Journaling Group Starting – UPDATE: postposed until the new year

UPDATE: Journaling has been postposed until the new year – if you are interested in joining this group please contact Sarah at 250.382.7927 or Jonathon at 250.384.2366 ext 3115 We’re excited once again to be offering another 8 week journaling group for self-identified gay, bi and trans men in partnership with the Men’s Wellness Program (MWP) of AIDS Vancouver Island . The group starts Tuesday, November 10th at 6pm, and runs every Tuesday evening for 8 weeks. To register or for more information please contact: […]

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Knowing Really is Better: Informed Consent and HIV Routine Testing

On October 1st, Island Health announced that HIV testing will be offered to all patients at the Port Alberni Hospital and will be expanded to other facilities on the island throughout the next year. Island Health Press Release: Knowing is Better: Routine HIV testing to be offered to all patients admitted to hospital in Port Alberni There is little doubt that increased testing benefits both individuals being tested and the community at large. Knowing ones status is not only beneficial […]

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NEWS RELEASE/Photo OP: Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Is Coming to Victoria BC September 19, 2015

NEWS RELEASE/Photo OP Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Is Coming to Victoria BC September 19, 2015 [Victoria, BC; September 15] – The 2015 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life, is a national fundraising and awareness movement. AIDS Walk YYJ takes place at Centennial Square on Saturday, September 19, 2015. We invite all Victoria residents to join us, to raise awareness about living with HIV, to encourage people to get tested and to raise funds that directly benefit HIV/AIDS service organizations within […]

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3rd Annual Silent Auction and #WalkYYJ Launch Party

3rd Annual Silent Auction and #WalkYYJ Launch Party The Fernwood Inn, 1302 Gladstone Avenue 6 – 9pm What does the ticket cost get you? FOOD! (Free FOOD!) Entertainment – Broken Shoes will be performing, check out http://brokenshoes.bandcamp.com/ Access to the Silent Auction, with amazing deals to be had! Theatre Tickets, Massage Therapy, Art pieces from local artists and more! Door Prizes Meet and greet with VPWAS staff, board and fellow AIDS Walk for Life Victoria supporters! Download (pdf) Silent Auction Menu Get […]

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VPWAS AGM – Letter from the Board

Dear members of the VPWAS community, First and foremost, we express our gratitude for your participation in this year’s AGM. A lot of exciting, frustrating, empowering and saddening events have taken place since our last meeting. We mourn for, and celebrate, the lives of members lost over the last year and continue to remember the lives of many more, lost since the beginning of the AIDS crisis. In addition, we remain dumbfounded by the incredible work done up until now […]

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Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life announces the launch of the HIV Anonymous campaign in anticipation of Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life taking place this September

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON – July 14, 2015 – Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life announces the launch of the HIV Anonymous campaign in anticipation of Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life taking place this September. Members of the Canadian AIDS services community, which includes The Canadian AIDS Society, Positive Living Society of BC, and the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), today announced the launch of the first ever HIV Anonymous campaign in anticipation of the annual 2015 Scotiabank AIDS Walk […]

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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2015

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2015

VPWAS is proud to be partnering with Island Health on the STOP HIV/AIDS Program on Vancouver Island. The STOP HIV/AIDS Program represents a dynamic era change in HIV/AIDS and co-infections service delivery. You are invited to learn more about this new venture and join in the movement of peer navigation, prevention and education. Notice is hereby given that the 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) will be held: July 23, 2015 6:30 […]

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