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TAG at Ten: The Year 1998

December 2002

January: TAG community meeting at which John Moore gives update on vaccine research.

TAG board member Marvin Shulman says farewell to New York life and heads for a full-time residency in South Miami Beach.

FDA approves dental dams. Monica Lewinsky scandal erupts.

Michael Marco finishes The OI Report, version 2.0.

March: Glaxo announces 67 percent discount on perinatal AZT for the third world -- the first in an extended series of AIDS drug price cuts.

April: NIH meeting with Fauci, Killen, Duncan (NIAID), Cox, Marco, Harrington (TAG) to discuss recompetition of AIDS clinical trials networks.

Vinny McGee and Tim Sweeney of the Royal S. Marks Foundation Fund award TAG $100,000 annually for three years.

June: TAG co-sponsors First International Community Science and Treatment Workshop (ICTSW), Geneva: over 150 international activists attend. Mark Harrington gives plenary on "Cure: Myth or Reality?" at 12th World AIDS Conference, Geneva.

July: France upsets Brazil in World Cup.

TAG meets new OAR Director, virologist Neal Nathanson.

U.S. bombs Afghanistan and Sudan after twin Al Qaeda bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

August: Richard Koup shows how HAART restores number of recent thymic emigrants, Gallo lab meeting, Baltimore.

September: Former WHO Global AIDS Program Director Jonathan Mann and vaccine researcher Mary Lou Clements die in crash of Swissair flight 111 off the Nova Scotia coast.

FDA approves DuPont's efavirenz (Sustiva), a new NNRTI and the first once daily antiretroviral.

October: Sally Morrison and Paul Corser host dinner party for TAG in Harlem with Natasha Richardson.

Memorial service for philanthropist Michael Palm, Alice Tully Hall.

November: Fourth International Conference on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection, Glasgow: Mark delivers plenary on, "The role of community activists: lessons from the first decade of treatment activism." David Barr gives excellent speech on adherence.

December: Second annual TAG Research in Action Awards honors amfAR's Mathilde Krim and Columbia/Harlem Hospital's Wafaa El-Sadr.

U.S. bombs Iraq, postponing House vote on impeaching Clinton.

FDA approves Glaxo's abacavir (Ziagen), the sixth nucleoside analogue.

House of Representatives impeaches President Clinton for lying about a blow job.


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