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In Search of the AIDS Boson

July 23, 2012

By David Ernesto Munar Like tweens at a Justin Bieber concert, scientists wildly cheered new experimental research findings earlier this month in the field of theoretical physics.  The hoopla resulted from observations made possible by the Large Hadron Collider — the biggest particle accelerator ever built — of the existence of a long sought subatomic particle known as...
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A Prayer for Courage and Unity

July 23, 2012

Rev. Charles Straight, pastor of the Faith United Methodist Church in Dolton, Ill., delivers the opening convocation at AIDS 2012. The voice thundered out from the bespectacled pastor to the silent, rapt audience. “This is our prayer and this is our common desire for AIDS 2012 – that we be united all the world over as never before to truly turn the tide against...
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AIDS 2012: Day 1 in Photos

July 22, 2012

Here's a glimpse of the first day of AIDS 2012...                                (AFC photos-Gregory Trotter) Condoms were in no short supply at the International AIDS Conference.   Roman Buenrostro,...
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On Media and HIV/AIDS

July 21, 2012

Florence Ngobeni-Allen lost her 5-month-old daughter to AIDS some 15 years ago, before she had access to antiretroviral drugs. For the HIV-positive South African, it was the most difficult moment of her life. Fast-forward to present day, thanks to appropriate treatment and services, Ngobeni-Allen (at right) has two HIV-negative children:  Alex, who turns 6 years old next...
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AFC Lauds Obama Administration's Increase in Illinois ADAP Funding

July 20, 2012

Federal investment will reduce impact of state budget cuts, continue access to life-saving HIV medications CHICAGO, IL - The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for releasing $7.7 million in AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) emergency relief funding for Illinois.  The money is part of an $80 million federal package announced...
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AIDS Foundation of Chicago at AIDS 2012

July 19, 2012

AIDS Foundation of Chicago at AIDS 2012 During the conference: HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (with another organization) is coordinating a Global Village Human Rights networking zone.  AFC Staff: Julie Davids and Jim Merrell SATURDAY, JULY 21 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Satellite: AIDS 2012...
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Turning the Tide Together at the International AIDS Conference

July 17, 2012

For the first time in more than 20 years, the International AIDS Conference is being hosted on American soil — and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) will be front and center next week when it happens. We invite you to be there with us, even if you’re sitting at your desk or at home. The 2012 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) convenes in the nation’s...
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Rev. Straight to Open AIDS 2012 with Prayer

July 17, 2012

Rev. Charles Straight, who serves on the Board of Directors for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, was selected to open the International AIDS Conference with an invocation. Before the pastor's firm handshake and sonorous voice, comes the smile. Radiant, wildly contagious, Rev. Charles Straight's grin seems to welcome you instantly, no matter who you might be. Come...
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AFC Hails FDA Approval of Truvada for PrEP

July 16, 2012

Historic decision makes Truvada the first drug approved to reduce the risk of HIV infection from sexual contact among HIV-negative individuals at elevated risk of infection Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Gilead’s  antiretroviral drug Truvada for HIV prevention — known as  pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The AIDS Foundation...
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Thousands to March for HIV Justice Next Week in D.C.

July 16, 2012

7/24: THOUSANDS TO OCCUPY D.C. DURING INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE, CONVERGING ON WHITE HOUSE TO DEMAND AN END TO THE AIDS EPIDEMIC AIDS Foundation of Chicago is helping to facilitate march of more than 30,000 -- DC residents, US activists from across the country & global delegates alike – calling for the resources, rights and policies to end AIDS...
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