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VPWAS AGM – September 27, 2017

Please join us for the Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) Annual General Meeting and open house. 101-1139 Yates Street Coast Salish Territory Victoria, BC V8V3N2 Guest Speaker: Nathan Lachowsky, PHD Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Social Policy The Annual General Meeting is open to all VPWAS members and community partners. PDF version of invite Membership with VPWAS is free for anyone living with HIV/AIDS and/ or co-infected with HCV and living on Vancouver Island (including […]

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A report on Youth Unleashing Power: A Pozitive Youth Symposium (YUP) 2016

It was at the Canadian Aids Society’s Pozitive Youth forum in 2015 when Piotr Burek, one of the organizers of Youth Unleashing Power: A Pozitive Youth Symposium (YUP), met a positive person from his generation for the very first time. For seven years since he tested positive, he had not had the opportunity to meet a positive peer his age. The empowering feelings of connecting with peers at the forum, something he yearned to experience for years, was one of […]

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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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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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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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Join us for the 3rd Annual Yard Sale in support of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

Join us for the 3rd Annual Yard Sale in support of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

It’s BACK! Join us for the 3rd Annual Yard Sale in support of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life in Victoria! Donate your gently used household items and clothing, then join us for a barbeque and take something new to you home! All proceeds go towards the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life, which raises funds for the Vancouver Island PWA Society. Join the Facebook event page here Contact Sarah at sarah.wilson@vpwas.org or 250.382.7927 for drop-off information More information on the AIDS […]

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Vancouver Island Persons Living With HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) 101 - 1139 Yates Street, Coast Salish Territories, Victoria, BC. V8V 3N2
Phone: 250.382.7927 | Fax: 250.382.3232 | Toll Free: 1.877.382.7927 | support@vpwas.org | www.vpwas.org |