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Positive Living BC eNews March 30, 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!

Positive Gathering this weekend

This is a friendly reminder for those of you who are attending the Positive Gathering TONIGHT (Saturday & Sunday). Please note that the hotel is different this year, it will be at the Coast Coal Harbour (1180 West Hastings). Please be there between 5pm & 6pm tonight for Registration. You can find the program here , you will also get a physical copy once you are registered. Please tell all your friends who are attending as well. Thank you.

Volunteers needed- Bay Giving Day

The Oakridge Centre Bay Store has once again invited Positive Living BC to be one of the spotlight charities on their annual Giving Days. We are assembling teams of three to greet shoppers. Please email our Manager of Volunteer Services- Marc Seguin at 604-893-2298 if interested.

2018 AccolAIDS Awards Gala – less than a month away!

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the hero’s of BC’s HIV/AIDS movement at this exciting event. Tickets are selling fast – guarantee your spot today!

This is a night when the whole BC HIV/AIDS community comes together to recognize those who have excelled in the field!

Please note that it may not be possible to accommodate special dietary requirements received after April 17th.

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 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 March 23, 2018



Positive Gathering 2018 in 1 week !

The final Positive Gathering starts in 1 week; March 30, 31 and April 1 (Easter Long Weekend). Please note that we are at a different Hotel this year, that being the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel located on 1180 West Hastings. Please be there between 5pm-6pm on Friday for registration.

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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!

Ou+doorsmen/ Hair Cuts

Ou+doorsmen – Saturday March 24 from 10am-2:00pm. Seawall Walk
at Stanley Park & Brunch at the Tea House.
RSVP stanleylmoore@gmail.com

Do you have a Flare for Hair?
Positive Living BC in search of an experienced hairstylist to volunteer their time weekly in-house salon cutting/ styling member’s hair on Thursday’s from 10am-1:00pm.
Please contact Manager of Volunteer services
Marc Seguin marcs@positivelivingbc.org
or 604-893-2298

Positive Living BC Lunch & Learn

POSITIVE LIVING, POSITIVE HOMES Data from the study and What we have heard from the community so far
Presented by Mona Lee, Evaluation Coordinator, Pacific AIDS Network
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:30pm – 1:30pm
2nd floor Multi-purpose Meeting Room
1101 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Seating is LIMITED. Lunch is provided.
To attend this lunch & learn, please sign up at our EventBrite page OR, RSVP directly to Brandon Laviolette at wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call (604) 893-2259
Can’t be there in person? Click HERE to join our live online webinar!

Time is flying by! The 2018 AccolAIDS Awards Gala is fast approaching – less than a month away!

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the hero’s of BC’s HIV/AIDS movement at this exciting event. Tickets are selling fast – guarantee your spot today!

This is a night when the whole BC HIV/AIDS community comes together to recognize those who have excelled in the field!

Please note that it may not be possible to accommodate special dietary requirements received after April 17th.

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place)

When: Sunday April 22nd from 6:00pm to 10:00pm

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 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 March 16, 2018



Have you booked your appointment yet?

The Positive Living BC Community Dental Clinic is a brand new, fully- equipped space providing comprehensive dental care. Our dentists and staff understand the barriers to accessing dental care and are here to meet your needs. We accept private and government insurance. BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! Non-insured patients welcome. Call 604.893.2202 or email dental@positivelivingbc.org

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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!

Have you used the Hygiene Program at PLBC?

Participants are members who have used the Dental Hygiene Clinic at Positive Living BC.You will be asked to complete a 1-hour tape recorded interview about the services. This survey is 100 % confidential and you will recieve a $25 gift card. Contact Iris Feng at 604-626-2154 for more info.

Donate Trays please

We are hoping people can help us out by donating trays that we can store our mugs on, in the Lounge. Breakfast in Bed trays or Cafeteria trays would be ideal. Please drop off to 1101 Seymour Street (4th floor).

POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY, COMMUNITY MEETING

HAVE YOUR SAY! If you are living on an income below $2,000 per month, come to our community meeting to share your views about living in poverty. Your input will help to create the BC Government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy!

MONDAY, MARCH 19 12noon-2pm

Positive Living BC, 2nd Floor Meeting Room (1101 Seymour Street, Vancouver).

Space is limited, sign up now!!!

All participants receive $20

Lunch will be provided

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 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 March 9, 2018



AccolAIDS nominations due today!

Positive Living BC’s AccolAIDS awards gala is fast approaching — Nominate today!

Nominations deadline is today: All nomination forms and supplementary materials must be received online, by mail, fax, or courier or in person at 1101 Seymour St, Vancouver BC, V6B 0R1

Incomplete nominations may not be considered. Use the nominations checklist to ensure you do not forget anything.

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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!

Red Ribbon Breakfast total

Thanks to our generous community for raising $21,740.00 at the Red Ribbon Breakfast. Watch our Red Ribbon video testimonial here.

Join us for the next Community Kitchen – Feeding 4 for $10!

Thursday, March 15 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Positive Living BC Kitchen – 1101 Seymour Street (4th floor)
Join us at the Positive Living BC kitchen to meet HIV+ friends, share and create a delicious meal. Presented by the students of UBC’s Community Health Initiatives by University Students (CHIUS).
FREE for Positive Living BC members
SEATING IS LIMITED – please RSVP to brandonl@positivelivingbc.org or call Brandon at (604) 893-2259 to reserve your space!

POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY, COMMUNITY MEETING

HAVE YOUR SAY! If you are living on an income below $2,000 per month, come to our community meeting to share your views about living in poverty. Your input will help to create the BC Government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy!

MONDAY, MARCH 19 12noon-2pm

Positive Living BC, 2nd Floor Meeting Room (1101 Seymour Street, Vancouver).

Space is limited, sign up now!!!

All participants receive $20

Lunch will be provided

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 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 March 2, 2018



Join us at XYYVR
Red Carpet show at 3 pm
Mini Makeovers by MAC
Oscar Pick Prizes, Snacks and more!
$10 advance, $15 at the door
A Fundraiser for Positive Living BC
50% of the monies collected at the door will be up for grabs by the person who has the highest score at the end of the night. In the case of a tie(s), the monies will be split evenly between them.
Through out the night, as each category is announced, everyone who picked correctly in a category will have their name entered and one person will be picked and will win a prize!
There are 24 categories so 24 chances to win!

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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!

Yoga Survey

Yoga Therapy Please fill out the brief 4 question survey to help us better understand the Yoga needs and interest for our Health Clinic. Thank you.

Sui+s

Suits: Thursday March 15 – Get a kick-start on St. Patty’s day – 2 choices – Mahoney and Sons for the West End crowd (1055 Canada Place) and for the people living in the suburbs. Kelly O’Brien’s at 800 Columbia Street in New Westminster. For more info contact richardh@positivelivingbc.org

Average Joe 2.0

Starting up Wednesday March 14th from 7pm-9pm in the 4th Floor Lounge – This is a social Gathering for Gay, HIV-positive men and their allies. For more info contact richardh@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: March 2, 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 February 23, 2018



Red Ribbon Breakfast
Positive Living BC cordially invites you to attend this year’s Red Ribbon Breakfast.
Mandatory RSVP to save a seat by TODAY!

When: Doors open at 7:00am
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel- Georgia Ballroom, 2nd Floor

The Red Ribbon Breakfast is an hour long networking event for busy professionals. Please join us for a complimentary breakfast and a short program about the important work that Positive Living BC does in the community.

Email kenc@positivelivingbc.org or call Ken Coolen at 604-893-2242 to RSVP

Want to host a table? If you think your friends or colleagues would be interested in participating in this fun event, sign up to host your own table at the Red Ribbon Breakfast and help us make some new friends!

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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!

Oscars at XYYVR-Sunday March 4,2018

Red Carpet show at 3 pm

Mini Makeovers by MAC

Oscar Pick Prizes, Snacks and more!

$10 advance, $15 at the door

A Fundraiser for Positive Living BC

AccolAIDS

The AccolAIDS Awards Gala is approaching! We invite you to nominate your hero in the BC HIV/AIDS movement for an AccolAIDS Award – deadline to nominate is 5pm on Friday March 9th.

The 13th AccolAIDS Awards Gala will take place at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre West Building on April 22nd, 2018. We can’t wait to see which deserving individuals and organizations will be nominated this year!

Alcoholics Anonymous

The first AA meeting (12×12) will be on March 1 from 5:15-6:15pm. This is an open meeting (anyone who thinks they may have a problem may attend). Please call 604.893.2287 for more info !

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: February 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 February 16, 2018



Brand new Dental Clinic now accepting patients
The Positive Living Community Dental Clinic is a not-for-profit clinic providing comprehensive oral and dental health services to people living with HIV and to those in other underserviced communities. The clinic is fully equipped with brand new state of the art equipment. Call 604-893-2202 to book your first consultation with one of our amazing Dentists. Please note members of Positive Living BC who do not have coverage will receive a free exam and x-ray.

In the news

British Columbia

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!

Oscars at XYYVR

Red Carpet show at 3 pm

Mini Makeovers by MAC

Oscar Pick Prizes, Snacks and more!

$10 advance, $15 at the door

A Fundraiser for Positive Living BC

LAST CALL- Workshop Proposals

Proposals for the final Positive Gathering 2018 Workshops are almost full , please submit if you have not already for a chance to present. Click here to fill out a form.

Ou+doorsmen & Sui+s

Saturday February 17 at 10:30 am

Elbow Room Brunch 560 Davie Street
Celebrate Year of the dog and be treated like one by Vancouver’s favorite abusive waiters.
RSVP pmjsoucy@gmail.com

Sunday February 18 from 9:45am- 2:00pm
Snowshoeing at Mount Seymour

Discovery Snow shoe Trails at Mount Seymour. Meet at the mountain for 9:45am. Take a walk in the snow with really big shoes. Cost $27 snow shoe rental and trail pass or $9.50 if you have your own show shoes.
RSVP to richardh@positivelivingbc.org and let me know if you can offer a ride or need a ride.

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: February 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 February 9, 2018



Brand new Dental Clinic now accepting patients
The Positive Living Community Dental Clinic is a not-for-profit clinic providing comprehensive oral and dental health services to people living with HIV and to those in other underserviced communities. The clinic is fully equipped with brand new state of the art equipment. Call 604-893-2202 to book your first consultation with one of our amazing Dentists. Please note members of Positive Living BC who do not have coverage will receive a free exam and x-ray.

In the news

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!

Movie Day in the Lounge

In the Lounge 12noon – 2:00 pm February 15th

Struggling writer and wine enthusiast Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his engaged friend, Jack (Thomas Haden Church), on a trip to wine country for a last single-guy bonding experience. While Miles wants to relax and enjoy the wine, Jack is in search of a fling before his wedding. Soon Jack is sleeping with Stephanie (Sandra Oh), while her friend Maya (Virginia Madsen) connects with Miles. When Miles lets slip that Jack is getting married, both women are furious, sending the trip into disarray.

Thursday Clinics

Thursday MASSAGE THERAPY @pozlivingbc THURSDAY 12:30pm – 4:00pm , call 604-893-2203 or clinic@positivelivingbc.org to book! #PositiveWellness

NATUROPATHIC CLINIC @pozlivingbc THURSDAYS at 5:30pm, call 604-893-2203 or clinic@positivelivingbc.org to book! #PositiveWellness

YOGA THERAPY @pozlivingbc THURSDAY at NOON Trauma-sensitive Yoga with Monique call 604-893-2203 to reserve your space or drop-in

TAI CHI @pozlivingbc drop-in THURSDAY at 3:45pm Moving Meditation for all abilities call 604-893-2203 for more info.

Ou+doorsmen

Sunday February 18 :
9:45- 2:00
Snowshoeing on Mount Seymour

Discovery Snow shoe Trails at Mount Seymour. Meet at the mountain for 9:45am. Take a walk in the snow with really big shoes. Cost $27 snow shoe rental and trail pass or $9.50 if you have your own show shoes. RSVP to richardh@positivelivingbc.org and let me know if you can offer a ride or need a ride.

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: February 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- February 2, 2018



Don’t forget to submit your Workshop Proposal
The Final Positive Gathering is creeping up on us, which means Workshops need to be confirmed asap. If you have not submitted your proposal yet, do so by clicking here. We are very excited to see what creative juices come in this year!

In the news

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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

The BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index Project
Presented by Antonio Marante, Stigma Index Project, Knowledge Translator Pacific AIDS Network
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
12:30 – 1:30pm
Positive Living BC – 2nd floor Multi-purpose Meeting Room
1101 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Seating is LIMITED. Lunch is provided.
Can’t be there in person?
Join us LIVE via Webinar (click here to register)
To attend this lunch & learn, please RSVP to Brandon Laviolette at wellness@positivelivingbc.org or call (604) 893-2259

MAC AIDS Fund

MAC Cosmetics is a huge supporter of Positive Living BC. Our Event Coordinator Ken and our Peer Navigator Wendy got a chance to meet with all the MAC Managers from across BC. The monies rose by the MAC Team for the AIDS WALK through fundraisers and general donations came out to 10,145.55. This was then matched by the MAC AIDS Fund with another $10,145.55 for a total of $20,291.10! This is amazing & we would like to thank everyone who was involved in raising these funds.

Suits

Join us on February 17 at 10:30am for Brunch at Vancouver’s legendary Elbow Room (560 Davie). We are celebrating the year of the Dog. RSVP richardh@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: February 2, 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 January 26, 2018



Community Dental Clinic Open House
Come out for the exclusive after- hours tour for our brand new Community Dental Clinic. The event is on Thursday night (Feb 1) and will run from 6pm-8pm ; there will be Beer & Wine for purchase with donations going to our Dental Emergency Fund. Please RSVP to adamr@positivelivingbc.org.

In the news

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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!

LOBLAW CARD
PROGRAM

The Loblaws website to apply for a $25 gift card for price fixing bread is now open for applications. https://loblawcard.ca/

We are hoping that you might consider applying for the card and when it arrives donating it to the society to help fund new programming. Some of the ideas are: dinner with friends, cooking with friends, or supplies for the women’s lounge.

Applying for the card only takes a few minutes, and accepting the card does not exclude you from participating in the ongoing group law suits taking place.

Thanks for your consideration

Do you live in BC & are taking EGRIFTA?

We are seeking someone in BC who is taking EGRIFTA (Tesamorelin by injection) and is willing to share their experience with this Medication. EGRIFTA is a medication that helps manage abdominal body fat from HIV or treatment for HIV.
Please contact our Treatment, Health & Wellness Coordinator, Brandon L at (604) 893.2259 or by email at brandonl@positivelivingbc.org to find out more!

Submit a Workshop today!

We invite all people living with HIV (PLHIV) in British Columbia to share their expertise by presenting a Positive Gathering workshop!**

Past workshops have included The Art of Touch, Young and Positive, Foods that Fight for You, and Planning Ahead: Income Programs for Seniors.

Be creative; we’re open to any ideas relevant to people living with HIV.

**Do you know someone who isn’t living with HIV but is a great workshop presenter? Consider co-presenting with this person, and make sure to indicate their status in your proposal.

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 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.