Below you will find Positive Living BC’s video archive, which is maintained by History Alive.
Living with AIDS
Living with AIDS: 1986 – Kevin Brown (BCPWA) talks with Laurrier LaPierre about what it is like to live as a person with AIDS in BC, at a time when medications for the condition were not legally available and there was no viral testing laboratory.
Digi Quilt: 1989 – “We had to do it ourselves. What we discovered along the way was that it gave us a tremendous sense of empowerment.” Kevin Brown describes the founding of BCPWA.
WALK for LIFE
WALK for LIFE: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the WALK for LIFE, we are posting historical footage from the WALK. Watch the videos below by clicking on the WALK for LIFE videos below.
A Stretch of Time
A Stretch of Time – Two men discuss what it is like to live with HIV/AIDS in Vancouver in 1995, and their experiences of fear, hope, sadness and resolve. A Vancouver Film School production.
Tyabji Show: 1997 – Judy Tyabji and a panel of guests (Tom McAulay, BCPWA; Eric Ages, AIDS Vancouver Island; Jen Horgos, YouthCO) discuss HIV/AIDS, AIDS Walk 1997, and the the state of emergency declared by the Vancouver/Richmond Health Board in the Downtown Eastside, due to the high level of HIV transmission among injection drug users.
End HIV Stigma
End HIV Stigma: 2006 – BCPWA produced a series of radio and TV ads to address HIV stigma and discrimination. The ads ran province-wide and were made possible with funding from the BC Association of Broadcasters. “This campaign highlights the impact of living in a culture that appears polite and accepting on the surface, but still harbours deep rooted prejudices that are expressed in subtler ways,” said Paul Lewand, 2006 Society Board Chair.