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Vacations and Retreats for People With HIV/AIDS

April 28, 2011

Summer is approaching and vacation plans are being made -- but have you ever considered a retreat or getaway with other people living with HIV/AIDS?

It might sound odd to seek out a vacation event just for people with HIV. For me, my status is only a part of who I am, and I've gotten pretty good at disclosing when I need to. But for many of us it's tough getting past that hurdle. So joining a group of others living with HIV might be a fun solution if you're looking to make friends with other people living with HIV and build your support network.

Whether roughing it in the great outdoors or getting pampered on a cruise ship, there's a growing number of options. Here's a look at just a few.

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Comment by: francisco m. (lincoln ne) Wed., Jul. 20, 2011 at 12:37 am EDT
thanks for all the important information you are providing us . I love to travel . in fact i workes as a travel agent for 20 years. I did some travel it was affordable than. not anymore. this prices are affordable i had never been on a cruise chip it carnival charge us 35 per day but did not try. I want to take the cruise next year I wil contact the agent to start making payments.
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Comment by: Moffatt Clarke (Vancouver BC) Thu., Jun. 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm EDT
POSITIVE LIVING BC (formerly BC Persons with AIDS Society) is arranging Healing Retreats to Loon Lake in June and September 2011.

Healing Retreats have been held for Members since 1987 and the programming is unique. One focus is the popular small home-group experience. Also provided is canoeing, swimming, wall climbing, repelling, massage, sitting in the sun, a writing workshop, wonderful nutritious meals and exciting evening events. The community building goes on all day.

HIV+ men and women from all walks of life, ages and cultures come on retreat. They provide a valuable, fun and relaxing opportunity to get to know other HIV + people and know you are not alone. Participants stay at a beautiful contemporary, yet rustic lodge at Loon Lake Camp, Maple Ridge in an amazing natural setting.

More information available here:
http://www.positivelivingbc.org/event/healing-retreat

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Comment by: Mike Hellman (Pittsburgh, PA) Fri., May. 20, 2011 at 10:52 am EDT
Great news, thanks for sharing. Here in Southwestern Pennsylvania we've hosted a "Healing Weekend" for HIV poz and family members (adult) for 22 years. This year we've migrated to "Seasons of Healing" to host day excursions to enjoy friendships and learn important skills for surviving. For more information, contact Nancy Hammond at Persad Center.
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