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Positive Living BC eNews: January 18, 2019



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!

What’s going on in our lounge !

Haircuts:
Mondays with Grant 1-4pm
Tuesdays with Jordan from 10-1pm
We are looking for a volunteer hair stylist for Wednesdays, shift negotiable.

Game Day:
Wednesdays from 10-1pm (usually cribbage)

Pet Therapy:
Mondays with Bill & “Levi”

Polli & Esther’s closet- Women’s Edition

We now have a designated/ separate area for Women to come in and try on/ pick out some clothing. We are located in the Women’s Lounge on the 3rd floor of 1101 Seymour Street. Please come on in , try on some clothes, grab a coffee and hang out in our Women’s lounge. We are also searching for a donation of a shoe rack or a clothing rack; if you are able to donate these items please email glenb@positive
livingbc.org. For more info on the Women’s Lounge please call 604-893-2258.

 

OPEN- Peer Navigator position

HIV+ , want to help others dealing with their HIV, looking for part- time work, reliable…. if this sounds like you then please send your cover letter and resume to glenb@positive
livingbc.org , or to get more details info on the hiring criteria. Hope to hear from you soon !

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: January 18, 2019

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: January 11, 2019



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!

Positive Living BC
Dental Clinic

Did you know that our Dental Clinic offers Denture services & now Invisalign ! Invisalign is a clear aligner treatment, a orthodontic device that is a transparent, plastic form of dental braces used to adjust teeth. If you have any questions or to book an appointment please call 604-893-2202 or email dental@positivelivingbc.org

Polli & Esther’s closet- Women’s Edition

We now have a designated/ separate area for Women to come in and try on/ pick out some clothing. We are located in the Women’s Lounge on the 3rd floor of 1101 Seymour Street. Please come on in , try on some clothes, grab a coffee and hang out in our Women’s lounge. We are also searching for a donation of a shoe rack or a clothing rack; if you are able to donate these items please email glenb@positive
livingbc.org. For more info on the Women’s Lounge please call 604-893-2258.

 

We are hiring for a Peer Navigator

Employment Type: Contract Part-Time
Send Cover Letter and Resume to:
glenb@positivelivingbc.org

Job Summary-
The Positive Living Society of BC’s Peer Navigators, in conjunction with the member/participant, develop strategies to maintain or improve health and wellness needs and implement self-management skill-sets. Working collaboratively with other health care and wellness providers, the Peer Navigators provide direct health system navigation, health advocacy, education and linkage to relevant specialized health, social and emotional well-being and wellness resources related to HIV. Peer Navigators network with front line service providers in order to promote the Positive Living Society’s Peer Navigation Services.

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: January 11, 2019

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: January 4, 2019



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!

28th annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research

Did you know that Saskatchewan has the highest rate of HIV in Canada and Indigenous populations across Canada are more affected by HIV than other groups? Are you interested in learning more about the disease and what Canadian researchers and community leaders from across Canada are doing to end HIV here in Canada and globally? The 28th annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research – to be held May 9-12, 2019 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – will be an opportunity for you learn about HIV, recent scientific advances, treatment and prevention options, and a chance to meet and learn from other community members from across the country. To attend the Conference, the registration link is noted below and those eligible can apply for a Community Registration Scholarships which will allow up to 80 community members to attend the event for free. For more information:

For more information about CAHR 2019 and to sign up for the Conference update emails, visit www.cahr-acrv.ca/conference.

Positive Living BC Book Club !

When: Last Wednesday of each month at 2:30pm.

Our next “book chat” will be January 30th, discussing “In One Person” by John Irving.
If you haven’t read the book by the 30th, no worries; bring your suggestions for our February meeting; something romantic perhaps?

 

We are hiring for a Peer Navigator

Employment Type: Contract Part-Time (approximately 10 Hours/Week)
Send Cover Letter and Resume to: glenb@positivelivingbc.org

Job Summary-
The Positive Living Society of BC’s Peer Navigators, in conjunction with the member/participant, develop strategies to maintain or improve health and wellness needs and implement self-management skill-sets. Working collaboratively with other health care and wellness providers, the Peer Navigators provide direct health system navigation, health advocacy, education and linkage to relevant specialized health, social and emotional well-being and wellness resources related to HIV. Peer Navigators network with front line service providers in order to promote the Positive Living Society’s Peer Navigation Services.

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: January 4, 2019

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: December 14, 2018



Holiday Hours

Dear Members, Volunteers and other Colleagues-

Please note that Positive Living BC will be closed Monday December 24, 2018 to Tuesday January 1, 2019. We will reopen on Wednesday January 2, 2019. Before we all go our separate ways for the holidays, let’s celebrate together at our Member’s Christmas Party on December 13 at 1101 Seymour St.

If you are looking for somewhere warm to connect with community and enjoy some free food during this time, we recommend the following two options:

  • Carnegie Community Centre (401 Main Street, Vancouver, 604.665.2220) serves Christmas breakfast at 9 and 10am, December 25.
  • Evelyne Saller Centre (320 Alexander Street, Vancouver, 604.665.3075) serves Christmas dinner from 2-5pm, December 25.

8 short-term volunteer opportunities for the holidays in Metro Vancouver:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/short-term-christmas-volunteering-metro-vancouver-1.4926267

Things to do in Vancouver over the holidays:
https://vancouversbestplaces.com/events-calendar/december

We wish you all the best of the holiday season. And we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

–Positive Living BC’s Management Team–

In the news

British Columbia

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!

Polli’s & Volunteer

Polli & Esther’s closet is in need of Men’s gloves and socks; please email leitam@positivelivingbc.org for more info.

Looking for more or new volunteer oppurtunities for the New Year ? Please email marcs@positive
livingbc.org to find out how you can get involved !

MAC AIDS Fund

A huge thank you to @maccosmeticscanada
and #macaidsfund for a $4,000 cheque ! Your love and support is special ! Your contributions mean the world to Positive Living BC and it’s Members.
#macfamily #maccares
#everydayisworldaidsday
#maccosmetics

Community Health Fund

Completed CHF reimbursement forms must be received before the end of day on Wednesday December 12, 2018 for payment before Christmas Week. After that, no CHF payments will be processed until January 3, 2019.

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: December 14, 2018

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: December 7, 2018



Holiday Hours

Dear Members, Volunteers and other Colleagues-

Please note that Positive Living BC will be closed Monday December 24, 2018 to Tuesday January 1, 2019. We will reopen on Wednesday January 2, 2019. Before we all go our separate ways for the holidays, let’s celebrate together at our Member’s Christmas Party on December 13 at 1101 Seymour St.

If you are looking for somewhere warm to connect with community and enjoy some free food during this time, we recommend the following two options:

  • Carnegie Community Centre (401 Main Street, Vancouver, 604.665.2220) serves Christmas breakfast at 9 and 10am, December 25.
  • Evelyne Saller Centre (320 Alexander Street, Vancouver, 604.665.3075) serves Christmas dinner from 2-5pm, December 25.

8 short-term volunteer opportunities for the holidays in Metro Vancouver:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/short-term-christmas-volunteering-metro-vancouver-1.4926267

Things to do in Vancouver over the holidays:
https://vancouversbestplaces.com/events-calendar/december

We wish you all the best of the holiday season. And we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

–Positive Living BC’s Management Team–

In the news

British Columbia

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!

Health Clinics at Positive Living BC

Please note that this is the last week for our Health Clinics before Christmas break; clinics will resume in January. Email
clinic@
positivelivingbc.org
for more info.

Average Joe’s 2.0 presents the 2nd Annual Christmas Treat Bake-off

Wednesday December 12 from 6:30pm-9pm, the event is open to all members of Positive Living BC. Please bring a baked good (preferably holiday themed) of your choice to participate. Email joell@positivelivingbc.org for more info on this event.

 

Community Health Fund

Completed CHF reimbursement forms must be received before the end of day on Wednesday December 12, 2018 for payment before Christmas Week. After that, no CHF payments will be processed until January 3, 2019.

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: December 7, 2018

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: November 30, 2018



TONIGHT !
REEL Causes

To celebrate World AIDS DAY 2018, our friends at REEL Causes have organized a film screening of BPM: Beats Per Minute, a drama focusing on the extraordinary activism of the ACT UP movement in France in the early 1990s. The screening will be at SFU Woodwards on November 30 at 7:00pm, and a portion of ticket sales will go to benefit Positive Living BC and the Dr. Peter Centre. Use the discount code: PLSBC when you purchase a General Admission ticket and you receive $5 off your ticket and Positive Living BC receives the other $5.

Get your tickets at- https://www.reelcauses.org/

Watch trailer here: https://youtu.be/VBPdx_iaQbg

Facebook event here.

In the news

British Columbia

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!

Drop-in Christmas Decorating

Monday December 3rd from 11am-1pm in the 4th Floor Member’s Lounge (1101 Seymour).
Come crafty, leave crafty; bring your creative minds and have a good time!

Members Christmas in the Lounge

December 13-

10:30am: Bingo with Leita & Wendy
11:30am: Christmas Crafts with Leita & Elis
12:30pm: Chili Lunch with Elgin
1:30pm: Santa, Gifts, Dessert with Tommy & Wendy

 

Red Bucket Brigade

over $1,400 raised at our Pre- WORLD AIDS Day Red Bucket Brigade which took place this morning bright & early at 7am. A huge thank you to everyone who came out on this very chilly morning !

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: November 30, 2018

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: November 23, 2018

Glitz and Glam at Positive Living BC

Positive Living BC is hosting Glitz and Glam, a feel-good connection event for anyone who identifies as a female living with HIV.
Date: Thursday, November 29th
Time: 4- 7 PM
Location: Positive Living BC, 1101 Seymour Street, Vancouver.

For more information email wendys@positivelivingbc.org or call her at 604-440-3895

In the news

British Columbia

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!

Drop-in Christmas Decorating

Monday December 3rd from 11am-1pm in the 4th Floor Member’s Lounge (1101 Seymour).
Come crafty, leave crafty; bring your creative minds and have a good time!

REEL Causes

To celebrate World AIDS DAY 2018, our friends at REEL Causes have organized a film screening of BPM: Beats Per Minute, a drama focusing on the extraordinary activism of the ACT UP movement in France in the early 1990s. The screening will be at SFU Woodwards on November 30 at 7:00pm, and a portion of ticket sales will go to benefit Positive Living BC and the Dr. Peter Centre. Use the discount code: PLSBC when you purchase a General Admission ticket and you receive $5 off your ticket and Positive Living BC receives the other $5.

Get your tickets here

Watch trailer here

Facebook event here.

 

Red Bucket Brigade

On Friday November 30th (the day before World AIDS Day) Positive Living BC will be doing a World AIDS Day Transit Canvass for small change donations outside of the Granville and Waterfront Skytrain Stations. Shift times will be 7:00am to 10:00am or 10:00am- 1:00pm. The money raised will go directly to help fund Positive Living BC’s Programs and Services. Please let Marc know which shift you can help out with on this FUNdraising day.

Email or Call
marcs@positive
livingbc.org
Direct line: 604-893-2298

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: November 23, 2018

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: November 16, 2018



Pre- World AIDS Day Transit Canvass

On Friday November 30th (the day before World AIDS Day) Positive Living BC will be doing a World AIDS Day Transit Canvass for small change donations outside of the Granville and Waterfront Skytrain Stations. Shift times will be 7:00am to 10:00am or 10:00am- 1:00pm. The money raised will go directly to help fund Positive Living BC’s Programs and Services. Please let Marc know which shift you can help out with on this FUNdraising day.

Marcs@positivelivingbc.org
Direct line: 604-893-2298

In the news

British Columbia

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!

Glitz and Glam

Positive Living BC is hosting Glitz and Glam, a feel-good connection event for anyone who identifies as a female living with HIV.
Date: November 29th
Time: 4- 7 PM
Location: Positive Living BC, 1101 Seymour Street, Vancouver.

This event will include:

  • food (of course!)
  • cheesecake
  • smoothie station
  • smoking cessation info and tools
  • smudging
  • medicine pouches
  • crafts (making bracelets)
  • henna hand tattoos
  • tarot cards
  • MAC makeovers
  • door prizes

Other possible additions yet to be confirmed:

  • karaoke
  • hair styling

Childcare will be available on-site.
For more information email wendys@positivelivingbc.org
or call her at 604-440-3895

Positive Living Magazine

Positive Living Magazine needs to hear your voice. With thousands of readers, Positive Living Magazine has a profound reach that can influence the lives and well-being of the HIV Community. From news to nutrition, sex talk to scientific research, the magazine covers all the aspects of life that our readers value. But, we are in a crunch; we need more writers, more contributions. Get in touch with jason.motz@gmail.com to see how you can help out.

Support a National Action Plan to Advance the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV

The collaborating partners for the Canadian Webinar Series on Implementing the WHO Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV are thrilled to invite you to offer your input and insight into the development of a national action plan to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV.

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: November 16, 2018

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: November 9, 2018



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!

REEL Causes

To celebrate World AIDS DAY 2018, our friends at REEL Causes have organized a film screening of BPM: Beats Per Minute, a drama focusing on the extraordinary activism of the ACT UP movement in France in the early 1990s. The screening will be at SFU Woodwards on November 30 at 7:00pm, and a portion of ticket sales will go to benefit Positive Living BC and the Dr. Peter Centre. Check out the trailer below and get your tickets here. You may view the trailer for the film here.

Positive Living Magazine

Positive Living Magazine needs to hear your voice. With thousands of readers, Positive Living Magazine has a profound reach that can influence the lives and well-being of the HIV Community. From news to nutrition, sex talk to scientific research, the magazine covers all the aspects of life that our readers value. But, we are in a crunch; we need more writers, more contributions. Get in touch with jason.motz@gmail.com to see how you can help out.

Reiki

Positive Living Wellness Clinic is excited to offer Reiki healing sessions on the First and Third Wednesday evening each month starting at 5:30pm until 8:30pm.

Contact the Wellness Booking desk at clinic@positivelivingbc.org or phone 604.893.2203 to book an appointment.

Reiki Usui:
Reiki is Love, Health, Energy, try this ancient art and you will experience excellent changes, Reiki is the transmission of universal energy, it is possible that your spiritual being can be connected with the universal energy to obtain beneficial results for your mind, spirit and material body.

Carlos who will be leading these sessions is a certified Master of Reiki since 2011.

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: November 9, 2018

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: October 26, 2018



World AIDS Day Transit Canvass

Friday November 30th, the day before World AIDS Day- Positive Living BC will be collecting small change donations outside of the Granville and Waterfront Skytrain Stations. We are recruiting volunteers for strategic spots and street corners. You will be provided a T-Shirt and be part of the bucket brigade of volunteers who will encourage passers-by to donate to your bucket.Shift times will be 7:00am to 10:00am or 10:00am- 1:00pm.
The money raised will go directly to help fund Positive Living BC’s Programs and Services.
Please let Marc know which shift you can help out with on this FUNdraising day.
marcs@positivelivingbc.org , Direct line: 604-893-2298

In the news

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!

Polli & Esther’s Closet

Polli & Esther’s closet is in need of Winter gear for the cold winter ahead. We need men’s pants, t-shirts, long sleeves and shoes. We are also asking for gloves, scarves and mitts. Priorities are pants. Please deliver to 1101 Seymour Street (4th Fl.)

Festival of Hallows

If you created a Shrine at Positive Living BC on October 25 then please bring it to Emery Barnes Park to showcase on October 31 (the scariest day of the year !) 3-5pm , display will be up until 10pm. Please contact Leita for more details.

Dental Hygiene Clinic

PUT YOUR SMILE OUT IN FRONT! 4th floor ,for Members of Positive Living BC Every Wednesday starting at 10am Call 604.893.2207 to book an appointment! Recommended for those on Disability or Ministry assistance or if you have limited health coverage, this clinic will help improve your dental health without diminishing your limited benefits. Treatments are provided by Students in their 4th Year of the Dental Hygiene Degree Program at UBC Faculty of Dentistry. If you need advanced dental care, we will provide referrals to the Positive Living Community Dental Clinic on the first floor..

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: October 26, 2018

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.