Life, Not Death: HIV Gives Us the Opportunity to Live

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Reflections on the 1993 March on Washington

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2013 at 10:28 pm

National LGBTQ Task Force Blog

Reflections on the 1993 March on Washington As part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the March on Washington on April 25, 1993, the Task Force joined with StoryCorps to share real-life stories about LGBT people as we approached today’s anniversary. You’ll find a series of related posts on our blog from the past week.

And, today we have our own guest post from Deborah Moncrief Bell, was the National Organizer of the 1993 March and fondly referred to by volunteers as The Supreme, Mega Grand Diva of the Whole Blessed Universe:

Anniversaries are an occasion for celebration, remembrance and reflection. On April 25, 1993, “The March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation” (93 MOW) took place. It was a significant day for the 700,000 folks present. Park police placed the number at 300,000. One of the performers that day, Deidre McCalla…

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AIDS vaccine doesn’t work, U.S. government says as it halts study

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2013 at 10:27 pm

National Post | Life

WASHINGTON — The latest bad news in the hunt for an AIDS vaccine: The U.S. government halted a large study on Thursday, saying the experimental shots aren’t preventing HIV infection.

Nor did the shots reduce the amount of the AIDS virus in the blood when people who’d been vaccinated later became infected, the U.S. National Institutes of Health said.

“It’s disappointing,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. But, “there was important information gained from this” study that will help determine what to try next.

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The virus that causes AIDS may be essentially curable if caught within the first 10 weeks after HIV is contracted, a new study by scientists in France claims, and bee venom may play a role in killing…

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