Funding cuts shut down Victoria AIDS/HIV group

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Sad to hear our partner VARCS is closing.

After 23 years of service, a Victoria organization that helps people with HIV/AIDS will close on March 31 due to funding cuts. “It’s very sad, especially for our mobile needle exchange,” said TJ Furlani, chair of the Victoria AIDS Resource and Community Service Society. “We’re very low barrier. So, 50 hours a week someone could call and we’d bring them needles — no judgment. We just don’t want sharing [and spreading of HIV and blood-borne illnesses].”

Read the article: Funding cuts shut down Victoria AIDS/HIV group

Source: Times Colonist

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