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Positive Living eNews May 26, 2017



Red Ribbon Pins

Keep an eye out for the Scotiabank AIDS WALK to tHrIVe Red Ribbon pins sold at local Vancouver Cineplex theaters starting next week. Pins will be sold for $3 to support people living with HIV. Did you know the WALK will be on a Saturday this year? Stay tuned for more fun details! #THRIVEYVR

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Seniors Legacy Project

Are you 50 years or older and consider yourself a long-term survivor of HIV? If you are willing to tell your story and have it recorded, you may qualify to attend this year’s Healing Retreat as a Legacy Project participant. Legacy Project participants have a greater chance of being selected to attend the Healing Retreat on Aug 25 – 28.

Loon Lake Retreat

Healing Retreats at Positive Living BC are an opportunity for people living with HIV from all walks of life, ages and cultures to come on retreat.Interviews will begin in early June for the August 25-28th2017 retreat

604-893-2200 | retreats@positivelivingbc.org

De-escalation of Difficult Situations

Learn what to do when you need help in resolving a difficult situation where tempers can flare or feelings can be hurt. Join us on May 31 from 9am-12pm in the Positive Living building. Only 20 spaces available email brandonl@positivelivingbc.org to sign up.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: May 26, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living BC eNews May 19, 2017



Photos are ready !

Thanks to Vancouver’s beautiful people for making Red: A Positive Day in Vegas a glitzy, glamorous night to remember! Visit redvancouver.ca/gallery/ to see photos from the runway!

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Seniors Legacy Project

Are you 50 years or older and consider yourself a long-term survivor of HIV? If you are willing to tell your story and have it recorded, you may qualify to attend this year’s Healing Retreat as a Legacy Project participant. Legacy Project participants have a greater chance of being selected to attend the Healing Retreat on Aug 25 – 28.

Victoria Day
Please note that we will be closed on Monday and will re open on Tuesday at our regular hours. See you then !

Ou+doorsmen & Suits
Our programs have begun for Ou+doorsmen & Suits. Please email suitsandou+doorsm
en@positivelivingbc.org for program dates, times and description.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: May 19, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews May 12, 2017



TOMORROW is the BIG day !
RED: A Positive Day in Vegas.

When: Saturday May 13th, 2017
Where: Harbour Events Centre – Plaza of Nations

6:00 – 7:00 VIP Reception
7:00 – 8:00 Cocktail Hour
8:00 – 9:00 Program Starts
9:00 – 10:30 Fashion Show

Please note that you can also purchase your tickets at the door.

Proceeds benefit peer-based support programs and health and wellness services at Positive Living BC.

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Healing Retreat

Our Healing Retreat applications have begun, click here for more info.

We are moving, please note

803 E. Hastings Street – clinics and services will be OPEN at their regularly scheduled times up until and including FRIDAY, JUNE 30

All clinics and members services will be CLOSED from JULY 1 through FRIDAY, JULY 17

1101 Seymour Street – our NEW clinic space will OPEN at their regularly scheduled times beginning MONDAY, JULY 17

Care Registry
Know anyone in the Health Care Industry who has worked with HIV+ patients? Please refer them to be added into our Care Registry to better serve our community. Email careregistry@positiveli
vingbc.org

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: May 12, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews May 5, 2017



RED: A Positive Day in Vegas is 1 week away , come join in on the Glitz, Glamour, Fashion, Drinks, Friends, and more on May 13, 2017. There are still tickets left if you move fast. There are also a vast number of volunteer opportunities with the perks of getting into the show for free. Visit redvancouver.ca for ticket and show information, or email kenc@positivelivingbc.org for volunteer opportunities. See you at the show !

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Community Forum

Join us at the Chateau Granville on May 11 from 6pm-8pm for our next Community Forum; Stigma and suicide among gay & bisexual men living with HIV. Dinner is provided. Please Contact Brandon at 604.893.2259 or email brandonl@positivelivingbc.org to RSVP.

Broadway Vollies
You do not want to miss out on this years Vollies full of Broadway Musicals. Dress in your finest and come join in on all the fun ! Email marcs@positivelivingbc.org to reserve your seat.

Care Registry
Know anyone in the Health Care Industry who has worked with HIV+ patients? Please refer them to be added into our Care Registry to better serve our community. Email careregistry@positiveli
vingbc.org

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: May 5, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews April 28, 2017



If you have ever had thoughts about suicide in relation to your HIV diagnosis or in any aspect of living with HIV, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for someone who is willing to share their story at our next Community Forum. Your story may help others who are struggling with their own experience.

ANGUISHED, Stigma and suicide among gay & bisexual men living with HIV
DATE: Thursday, May 11
TIME: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
LOCATION: Chateau Granville Best Western Hotel (located at Granville/Helmcken) 1100 Granville Street, Vancouver

Contact Brandon at 604.893.2259 or email brandonl@positivelivingbc.org . All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential and I can help prepare your presentation if needed.

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Lunch & Learn
Join us for our next Lunch & Learn on Nutrition presented by Jenn Messina, Clinical Dietitian. RSVP at 604-893-2259. Or join in on our webinar. Lunch is provided!

Ou+doorsmen is a monthly social group for gay guys living with HIV who enjoy being active. Activities include hikes, bowling, paragliding, kayaking and more. Stay tuned for details. Dates and times vary. 604-893-2215 | glenb@positivelivingbc.org
Suits is a monthly dinner club for gay working men living with HIV. Cost and location vary each month as the group explores different restaurants around the city. RSVP required.
604-893-2215 | glenb@positivelivingbc.org

Volunteer and get in for free!
Interested in free tickets for this years, “RED A Positive Day in Vegas” fashion fundraiser? Volunteers will receive a complementary ticket to the show! We have plenty of volunteer opportunities to assist with event setup, game wheels, registration, general fundraising, and/or food service. We invite all interested volunteers to join us in celebrating a great cause, AND to contact Ken Coolen at kenc@positivelivingbc.org

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: April 28, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews April 21, 2017



It’s that time of the year again for Positive Living BC’s fabulous Volunteer Recognition evening, this year we are all about Broadway Musicals.

So dress in your Broadway finest and join us at the Chateau Granville on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 6:00pm to celebrate our volunteers with a tribute to Broadway!

To receive your free volunteer Broadway ticket ( guests of volunteers $35.00) please email or call our Volunteer Coordinator Marc Seguin at marcs@positivelivingbc.org or 604-893-2298. See you on Broadway !

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

SPEAK at our next Community Forum

If you have ever had thoughts about suicide in relation to your HIV diagnosis or in any aspect of living with HIV, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for someone who is willing to share their story at our next Community Forum, ANGUISHED: Stigma & suicide among gay & bisexual men living with HIV. Your story may help others who are struggling with their own experience.

Contact Brandon at 604.893.2259 or email brandonl@positivelivingbc.org.
All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential and I can help prepare your presentation if needed.

Brand NEW Dental Clinic set to open it’s doors in September in our brand new building.
People living with HIV (PLHIV) in BC are set to receive ongoing, professional, free-to-user dental care thanks to a generous contribution of $420,000 from the British Columbia Ministry of Health. The donation was recently announced by Sam Sullivan (MLA, Vancouver False Creek) at a private event in Vancouver for PLHIV.

You can find our Peer Navigators in Surrey!
Positive Living BC’s Peer Navigators are now a part of the team at Positive Health Services Clinic in Surrey. Located at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre on the 3rd floor, 9750- 140th Street, in Surrey.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: April 21, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews April 13, 2017



Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Living well with HIV Nutrition Health and Wellness

Mark your calendars, our next Lunch & Learn is on May 4. Jenn Messina will be presenting, she is a Clinical Dietitian. Lunch will be provided. Call 604-893-2239 to reserve your seat.

Brand NEW Dental Clinic set to open it’s doors in September in our brand new building.
People living with HIV (PLHIV) in BC are set to receive ongoing, professional, free-to-user dental care thanks to a generous contribution of $420,000 from the British Columbia Ministry of Health. The donation was recently announced by Sam Sullivan (MLA, Vancouver False Creek) at a private event in Vancouver for PLHIV.

Volunteer at RED
We have a few positions available such as :Décor Set-up, Registration, Fundraising, Game Wheels & Food Servers. If the volunteer works during the day, then they will be given a promo ticket to come back for the evening. Please contact Ken Coolen at kenc@positivelivingbc.org or 604-893-2242 if you are interested or have more questions. Please include your name, number, email & the position you would like.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: April 13, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews April 7, 2017



WALK Coordinator

Under the direction of the Director of Development or his/her designate, the AIDS WALK to THRIVE Fundraising Coordinator is contracted to develop, nurture and manage corporate, team and individual WALKer initiatives, including online team fundraising. This position will also work with the Special Events Coordinator to coordinate on-site logistics and activities with our RED event in May (cabaret and fashion show fundraiser).

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Dress in your Broadway finest and join us at the Chateau Granville.
Thursday May 25, 2017 at 6:00pm to celebrate our volunteers with a tribute to Broadway!
To receive your free volunteer Broadway ticket (guests of volunteers $35.00) please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Marc Seguin (604-893-2298).

Dental Hygiene
The Dental Hygiene Clinic at Positive Living BC will be closed until mid-September. Watch this space for the grand opening announcement of the Dental Hygiene Clinic in our NEW office in the Fall of 2017!

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is coming to Vancouver and Positive Living BC has an early access code for a discount on your ticket. Promo code is LIVING.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: April 7, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews March 31, 2017



A positive day in Vegas!

Need something fun to do with your friends on a Saturday night ? Are you interested in Fashion and Vegas? Support a good cause and attend this years RED taking place in Vancouver at the Harbour Events Centre! Tickets are running out fast! Click here to purchase today.

In the news

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Canada

International

Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Volunteer Appreciation Party

It’s that time of the year again for Positive Living BC’s fabulous Volunteer Recognition evening, this year we are all about Broadway Musicals.Dress in your Broadway finest and join us at the Chateau Granville on Thursday May 25, 2017 at 6:00pm to celebrate our volunteers with a tribute to Broadway! To receive your free volunteer Broadway ticket ( guests of volunteers $35.00) please email or call our Volunteer Coordinator Marc Seguin at marcs@positivelivingbc.org or 604-893-2298. See you on Broadway !

Massage Therapy changes for April (Starting now until April 21st)
April Showers bring relaxing Massages in the PLSBC Wellness Clinic, Mon & Thurs in April (sorry no Fri massages until May) call 604.893.2203

Metropolis presents their annual fundraiser put on by MAC. Come out and watch a fabulous Drag Show! The theme is Black & White this year. A $10 ticket includes a drink. it’s going to be an epic night. Space is limited. Thank you for your support. You can also purchase tickets at MAC in Metrotown as well as event bright.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: March 31, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.

 

Positive Living eNews March 24, 2017



RED is less than two months away..

RED is a fashion, dance and talent extravaganza that takes guests on a 90-minute theatrical journey through the lives of people living with HIV (PLHIV). Now entering its second year, RED a Positive Day takes us to Vegas and is sure to be an evening of nonstop fun. Vancouver’s top impersonators, dancers, models, musicians along with hair stylists, makeup artists, designers and retailers. To find out more RED and purchase tickets please click here.

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Positive Living Magazine
We’re happy to announce Positive Living magazine has a new online format – it’s interactive, shareable, and works well on mobile devices. Have a read and check it out!

Lunch & Learn

Join us in the Positive Living BC Boardroom on March 29, 2017 for our next Lunch & Learn educational session.

Queensland Positive People
Presented by Chris Howard, Life+ Program Manager at Queensland Positive People (QPP)
11:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Seating is LIMITED. A light snack and coffee will be provided.
Can’t be there in person? Join us LIVE via Webinar (click here to register)
To attend please RSVP to Brandon Laviolette at wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call (604) 893-2259

The Gemini studies are being conducted to learn if the combination of two medications, one called dolutegravir (DTG) and one called lamivudine (3TC), is an effective treatment for adults who have HIV and never started treatment, or if they have started treatment, were on treatment for 10 days or less.

During the study, you will receive either DTG and 3TC or DTG and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) fixed dose combination (FDC). You will not know which you are taking until about 2 years of participation in the study. Your participation will last approximately 3 years.

Metropolis presents their annual fundraiser put on by MAC. Come out and watch a fabulous Drag Show! The theme is Black & White this year. A $10 ticket includes a drink. it’s going to be an epic night. Space is limited. Thank you for your support. You can also purchase tickets at MAC in Metrotown as well as event bright.

POSITIVE LIVING BC welcomes suggestions about news stories we should include on our website or in our eNews email bulletin. If you are aware of a news story that might be of interest to our HIV positive Members in British Columbia, please email enews@positivelivingbc.org to send us the details.

Published: March 24, 2017

Contact: For more information please contact enews@positivelivingbc.org

Disclaimer: eNews is published by the Positive Living Society of British Columbia (Registered Non-profit Society #11928-2085, henceforth known as “the Society”). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Society. The Society compiles eNews content from a broad range of online sources and does not claim ownership of any eNews content previously published by and/or credited to sources outside the Society. The Society publishes eNews in the spirit of HIV-community engagement and education.