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Dr. Peter Centre is a vital link during the pandemic

November 23, 2021

Over the last two years, the Dr. Peter Centre has been a lifeline for those in our community who have HIV/AIDS. The Centre’s participants have been combatting multiple crises – the overdose epidemic, COVID-19 pandemic, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. At a time when doors were shutting, the Dr. Peter Centre stayed open.

One of the participants that relied on the Centre as a place of stigma-free care was Eduardo. Around 10 years ago, Eduardo was diagnosed with HIV and shortly after was diagnosed with Kaposi’s sarcoma. This type of cancer is rare and mostly only happens in cases of HIV where the person isn’t properly managing their condition. Eduardo eventually required a wheelchair as he could no longer walk without assistance. He also found it difficult to live on his own due to the pain he was enduring.

Full article: Dr. Peter Centre is a vital link during the pandemic

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