Spring for Life 2017!

Spring for Life 2017!

Mar 6, 2017

This March, ARCHES  Society will welcome spring by hosting its annual Gerbera Daisy SPRING FOR LIFE fundraising campaign, and we are looking for your support to ensure its success. Spring for Life is one of our major fundraisers for the year, and all proceeds support the programs of ARCHES, which provides services to those living with HIV/AIDS in Southwestern Alberta. In order to make the campaign successful, we rely on the generosity of people and businesses like yours. The Spring for Life campaign features 5 brightly coloured mini Gerbera daisies for the low price of $5.00 a bouquet. The daisies can be pre-ordered anytime by emailing [email protected] or by calling the office at 403-328-8186 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday to Thursday. The daisies will be available for delivery (on orders of 10 bouquets or more) on March 16th and 17th or you can pick them up at ARCHES at 1206 – 6 Ave S. between 9:00 and 4:00 on March 15th to 17th. This is a great opportunity to brighten your home or office or someone’s day with the beauty of spring– all while supporting a local cause! Spring for Life and make a difference in your...

Breakthrough HIV Study Could Change Course of Treatment for Millions

Breakthrough HIV Study Could Change Course of Treatment for Millions

Jun 15, 2015

Breakthrough HIV study could change course of treatment for millions – The Washington Post. If you have trouble opening the link please copy and paste. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/05/28/breakthrough-hiv-study-could-change-course-of-treatment-for-millions/?postshare=4801434152332907    

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil

Dec 1, 2014

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a worldwide opportunity to unite efforts to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS and support the men, women and children living with or affected by this disease, and to remember those who have died. Join us for a candlelight vigil on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 6:00pm at 1206 6th Ave South.

Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention?

Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention?

Jan 8, 2014

Here is an interesting read. Please note that the vaginal ring will NOT currently prevent HIV transmission, and may be years away from approval....

HIV and Aging

HIV and Aging

Dec 10, 2013

Thanks to the advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART), people with HIV/AIDS are living longer and healthier lives. But there can be many side effects to HIV drugs, including but not limited to: weight gain or loss, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, rashes, sleep disorders and nerve pain and numbness. As well, once an HIV positive individual begins treatment, she/he must remain on it for the rest of their life in order to prevent drug resistance from developing. Here is a great article from the Glob and Mail that looks at HIV and aging:...

HIV “Invisibility Cloak”

HIV “Invisibility Cloak”

Nov 7, 2013

An exciting development in the fight against HIV? Scientists say that they have discovered HIV’s “invisibility cloak,” which prevents the virus from being detected after transmission and infection. This discovery could be a very positive step forward in developing new treatments to fight the virus. Read the full article by following this link:...