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Positive Living BC eNews January 19, 2018



Submit a Workshop today!
It is never too early to start thinking about presenting a Workshop for Positive Gathering 2018. Workshops can be creative. Submit today. Proposals will only be accepted until February 17, 2018. Click here to submit !

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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!

Suits & Outdoorsmen Planning Brunch

Saturday January 20th 10:00am-12:30pm

Private Residence New Westminster

Interested in helping plan this years’ events for Outdoorsmen and Suits? Last year we hiked, canoed, bird-watched, played archery tag, snow-shoed and went to a variety of restaurants in the Lower mainland. Suits is a casual social dinner group and Outdoorsmen is for guys who like to lead an active life.

If you’ve got an idea, share it over brunch. RSVP richardh@positivelivingbc.org

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!

Volunteers Needed

Coffee bar -Looking for two volunteers to help out on a regular basis in our new Member’s Lounge – serving coffee, tea and pastries. Shifts available on a regular basis.
Mondays 10:00am-1:00pm
Fridays 1:00pm – 4:00 pm
email marcs@positivelivingbc.org if interested.

Leader Volunteer sought for a new program “BOOK CLUB with Positive Living BC
• Help lead a discussion for a Book Club
• Ability to read, talk, facilitate. Enjoys literature.
Please get back to Marc – marcs@positivelivingbc.org if interested

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 19, 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 12, 2018



Positive Gathering 2018
Registration is now open for possibly the LAST Positive Gathering, you do not want to miss out, it is also never too early to start thinking about presenting a Workshop. Click here for full details for the event.

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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!

Social Media Specialist & Survey for Hep C BC

Pacific Hep c is searching for a Social Media Specialist, please email deb@pacifichepc.org
for more info.

Also, please fill out this survey. This needs assessment, being led by the Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN), will help us better understand the needs of people throughout BC in terms of information about hepatitis C. You could win a $50 VISA gift card.

Community Forum – “The Lonely Brain” Isolation & Brain Health in adults living with HIV

Our next Forum is on Thursday. Please RSVP to elginl@positivelivingbc.org. Dinner is included. This event is free. Join our Webinar by clicking here.

Dental Clinic Open House

Please join us on February 1st at 6pm for an exclusive first-look & reception at the Positive Living Community Dental Clinic – the first of its kind in BC. Our dental health clinic will provide comprehensive oral and dental care to people living with HIV/AIDS (and other under-serviced people living in our community). RSVP to adamr@positivelivingbc.org to let us know you can come. There will be a beer & wine bar where proceeds will go to the Positive Living BC Dental Emergency Fund.

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 12, 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 5, 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!

Happy 2018

Our family here at Positive Living BC hope you had a wonderful Holiday and New Year. We have a lot of exciting news in store for 2018 such as the brand new Dental Clinic, the final Positive Gathering Accolaids and much more, please stay tuned !

ViVA

What is ViVA? ViVA is a community of HIV positive women, living in BC, who communicate with other HIV-positive women directly, primarily online. Established in 2007, the group started a listserv
(a confidential group email list) to facilitate easy communication. This forum is run by and for HIV-positive women, where women can speak freely about anything relating to HIV/AIDS and their lives.
It is a place where women can share their personal experiences, questions and opinions, or just listen in. For more info or to join in please
Email: vivawomen@gmail.com

Our Lounge needs your extra mugs

We have decided to not use paper cups anymore and use mugs instead. If you have any lying around at home that you do not need please drop them off to 1101 Seymour Street (4th Floor). Thank you !

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 5, 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 29, 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!

HERS Women’s Group & Women’s Lounge (Drop- In)

Women’s drop in
WHAT: Coffee, Tea (Light refreshments)
WHY: To provide support
WHEN: Tuesday & Thursday afternoon from 1pm-4pm
WHERE: Women’s Lounge on the 3rd floor at 1101 Seymour Street- Positive Living BC
WHO: Contact Wendy for more details 604-908-7710

HERS group
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
The 1st Thursday is at IDC from 11:30-12:30
The 3rd Thursday is at PLBC in the women’s lounge also from 11:30-12:30.
Contact Wendy for more info : 604-908-7710

Polli & Esther’s Closet

Polli & Esther’s has a need for the following items:Men’s pants, shirts, shoes, jackets

Please reach out to your family & friends.

We Accept Clothing Donations weekdays 10am-4pm at 1101 Seymour Street (4th floor)

22 free things to do this winter in Vancouver

The Holidays can get really expensive but we still want to go out, enjoy the cities festivities and have a good time with our loved ones. Well here are some FREE things to do in and around Vancouver during the Holiday month!

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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 29, 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 December 22, 2017



Happy Holidays from the Positive Living BC family to you & yours
Holiday Closure: Please note that Positive Living BC will be closed on December 25 , 26 & January 1. All the best to you and yours this holiday season!

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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!

Holiday Clinic Closures

ACUPUNCTURE @pozlivingbc now on WEDNESDAY 11:00am – 2:00pm t: 604-893-2203 or clinic@positivelivingbc.org
to book!

SMILE DENTAL HYGIENE @pozlivingbc will return January 10th

NATUROPATHIC CLINIC @pozlivingbc WEDNESDAY 5:30pm – 8:30pm

There are more changes, please email brandonl@positivelivingbc.org for the full schedule.

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Lounge Holiday Schedule

Member’s Lounge (drop in) – Open daily from 10am – 4pm
Wednesdays from 10am – 1pm – Cards and Coffee with Ms. Elis and Thomas, join us for cribbage and games in the Member’s Lounge. Closed Dec 25/26,Jan 1

iCafe internet café (drop in) – Open daily from 10am – 4pm. Closed Dec 25/26,Jan 1

Polli & Esther’s Closet (appointment required)Open Mon-Thur. 11am – 3pm. Closed Dec 25/26,Jan 1/2

Member’s Hair Salon (drop-in)Mon, Tues & alternate Thursdays from 10am – 1pm. Closed Dec 25/26,Jan 1/2

 

22 free things to do this winter in Vancouver

The Holidays can get really expensive but we still want to go out, enjoy the cities festivities and have a good time with our loved ones. Well here are some FREE things to do in and around Vancouver during the Holiday month!

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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 22, 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 December 15, 2017



December 21st Christmas Activities at 1101 Seymour Street

Positive Talk (Holiday Special) in the Members Lounge on the 4th Floor (Drop- In). Email glynt@positivelivingbc.org for more info.

Holiday Crafts with the HERS Women’s Group. Email wendys@positivelivingbc.org for more info.

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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!

Thursday Clinics

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

NATUROPATHIC CLINIC at 5:30pm

YOGA THERAPY at NOON -Trauma-sensitive Yoga with Monique. Call 604-893-2203 to reserve your space or drop-in

TAI CHI at 3:45pm- Moving Meditation for all abilities.

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Care Registry

Do you know a Health Care Professional who has worked with HIV+ patients? Email careregistry@positive
livingbc.org for more info on how you can be included in our registry.

 

22 free things to do this winter in Vancouver

The Holidays can get really expensive but we still want to go out, enjoy the cities festivities and have a good time with our loved ones. Well here are some FREE things to do in and around Vancouver during the Holiday month!

Image result for rudolph 150x150

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 15, 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 December 8, 2017



The Holidays are just around the corner and the pressure to start the shopping is upon us. Let Positive Living BC help you with these great gift ideas available, and while you shop with us you also have the added benefit of supporting an organization helping those living with HIV here in our own communities.

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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!

Reflexology, Massage Therapy & more ….

REFLEXOLOGY :TUESDAY 10am – 1pm

please note- THAI YOGA MASSAGE on TUESDAY from 10am – 1pm is CANCELLED UNTIL FEBURARY 1 ,2018!

Tuesday MASSAGE THERAPY will return in January, until then check out our Thursday massage clinic

Please call 604-893-2203 or email clinic@positiveli
vingbc.org for more info on clinic schedule.

Lots of Holiday FUN in the Members Lounge

December 12 (10am-4pm) Drop in.
10am-12pm :Ornament & Sock making
12pm-2pm : Santa !
2pm-4pm : Christmas Movie- Home Alone

Last chance to enter the Cookie Competition

Christmas Cookie Competition
Thursday, December 14th, 2017, 6pm to 8pm on the 4th floor Members’ Lounge at 1101 Seymour Street
contact Glyn glynt@positivelivingbc.org for further information or call 604.893.2287

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 8, 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 December 1, 2017



World AIDS Day at the Carnegie

Please join us on World AIDS Day
at the Carnegie Community Centre
Community Forum – “Beyond Skin Deep” – HIV & healing damaged skin
Friday, December 1st, 2017 – 5:45 pm
Carnegie Community Centre – 401 Main Street, Vancouver

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!

Polli & Esther’s Clothing Donation

Polli & Esther’s has a need for the following items- Men’s pants,
shirts, shoes and jackets.
Please reach out to your friends.
We Accept Clothing Donations weekdays 10am-4pm at 1101 Seymour St on the 4th Floor.

Christmas Cookie Bake-Off

December 14
6-8pm
1101 Seymour Street 4th Floor

Christmas Cookie Bake-off competition

If you haven’t had a chance to see our new building here’s a great chance to come check out the space and enjoy a fun activity.
For more info, or to enter the bake-off, contact Glyn. RSVP required glynt@positivelivingbc.org

Limited to 40 people.

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Snowshoe – Mount Seymour

Sunday December 10, 2017 9:00-1:30

Get out and enjoy winter, Cypress has 11 km of safe, in-bounds self-guided snowshoe trails that run through sub alpine meadows and snowy mountain forests of Hollyburn Ridge.*

RSVP richardh@positivelivingbc.org and indicate if you need a ride or can take some passengers.

Meet at the Snowshoe Rental Building at 9:00am

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 1, 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 November 24, 2017



Hatha Yoga

MONDAY, November 27
4:30pm-5:30pmat 1101 Seymour Street

Call 604-893-2203 or email clinic@positivelivingbc.org to book your spot !

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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!

Congratulations to Bramwell Tovey

Positive Living BC heartily congratulates Maestro Tovey on his appointment, and thanks him enthusiastically and with great affection for all the help he has given people living with HIV in BC over the last decade; among many other considerations, our new building would not have happened without his timely intervention and unwavering support. Read full article here.

Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC)

Dear supporter,

As you may already be aware, the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) has developed a Community Consensus Statement.

Many organizations have already expressed their support—if your organization has not there is still time.

The deadline to add your organization’s voice is TODAY !

In solidarity,
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
on behalf of the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization

Flu Shot

Have you had your flu shot this year?

Last flu shot clinic for this season at Positive Living BC
will be in the 3rd Floor Women’s Lounge

Wednesday, December 6th
NOON – 2pm

Bring your BC Care Card (you can get a flu shot even if you don’t have one)
For information please contact brandonl@positivelivingbc.org or call (604) 893-2259

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 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.

 

Positive Living BC eNews November 17, 2017



Is it Fat? Or Is it VAT? New DATE and LOCATION

Managing intra-abdominal fat deposits related to HIV treatment
Presented by: Dr. Greg Bondy, John Reudy Immunodeficiency Clinic (St. Paul’s IDC)
Wednesday, November 29nd – 1:00 pm
Gathering Place | 609 Helmcken Street (2nd Floor Meeting Room)
Join us to learn about treatment updates and new therapies that aim to improve the lives of people living with HIV by helping to manage HIV and the side-effects from treatment.
This event is FREE – RSVP IS REQUIRED! Lunch provided.
Please RSVP to brandonl@positivelivingbc.org or call Brandon at (604) 893-2259 to reserve your space! Members of Positive Living BC, people living with HIV and Health Care providers are invited to attend.
Can’t be there in person? CLICK HERE to join our webinar and be part of the conversation!

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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!

Write for our Magazine

If you would like to write for Positive Living BC , email jasonm@positivelivingbc.org. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C (HCV), or mental health is required. We would love to hear from you & have you on board. Please note this is a Volunteer Opportunity. Thank you .

MAC PIN SALES

Red Ribbons at MAC – This year, MAC is going to have Red Ribbons available for customers by donation with all monies going to Positive Living BC. They will have a sign in each store and ribbons to give out. Please show MAC your support & purchase a Ribbon.

Still Here

Participate in research! If you are a gay, bisexual or queer man living with HIV and have experienced thoughts of killing yourself after your HIV diagnosis, we would like to invite you to participate in the Still Here project.

For more information about the study or to participate:
call: 604-822-2581
email: info@stillhereproject.ca
website: https://stillhereproject.ca/

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 17, 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.