- YouthCO AIDS Society, the first 100% youth administered AIDS organization is established. Today it remains the only organization of its kind. LINK
- The City of Vancouver declares June 11 as 'Friends for Life Day.'
- The 'Vancouver Meals Society' changes its name to 'A Loving Spoonful'. LINK
- Positive Women's Network (PWN) moves into new location, with a private entrance, to ensure the safety of some of their clients. LINK
- At the Academy Awards, the broadcast tapes of Dr. Peter are nominated for an Oscar. The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation hosts a celebratory event at the CBC studio in Vancouver. LINK
- HIV/AIDS nursing course is established at University of British Columbia.
- AIDS Vancouver assists 1,157 clients.
- Randy Shilts, author of the ‘And the Band Played On’, dies of AIDS. LINK
- The clinical trial known as '076' showed that AZT reduced rates of Mother-to-Child Transmission. LINK
- Tom Hanks wins ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ for the movie Philadelphia. LINK
- First openly positive reality star, from MTV Real World, Pedro Zamora, dies of AIDS. LINK
- The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) revises its original 1988 policy statement. This revised statement set a national precedent, in which HIV/AIDS officially became defined as a disability. LINK
- The BC PWA publishes a controversial paper, which states that it aims to empower their members by respecting individual’s choice regarding euthanasia. LINK
- The BC provincial government announces limited HIV/AIDS funding, most of which impacts the Lower Mainland.