- ADAP Activists Needed in All U.S. States and Territories
Despite recent short-term improvement, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program needs activist attention nationally to prevent thousands of Americans from going without the treatment they need.
- ACT UP: Enormous Worldwide Attention to New York Demos
Hundreds of major newspapers and broadcast media worldwide covered AIDS and debt demonstrations around the Republican National Convention in New York.
- Medical Information From Bangkok Conference: Clinical Care Options Site
An excellent Web site, primarily for medical professionals but freely available to anyone, summarizes what doctors need to know from the International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Thailand.
- AIDSVote: Election Information and Activism
A coalition of over 200 AIDS organizations is supporting a platform of policies for controlling the AIDS epidemic both in the U.S. and globally. It is encouraging voter registration, including absentee registration of people with AIDS when necessary, so that they will not miss voting due to illness.
- Elections: Widespread Misinformation on Who Can Vote
Due to persistent misinformation about voter qualifications in Pennsylvania, we looked up the facts on the official state Web site. Other states face similar problems.
- Nutrition: Call for Information -- What Has Been Most Helpful to You?
You can help us prepare nutrition information by telling us what has worked best (or not worked) for you.
- Medical Marijuana Rescheduling Rally, Washington DC October 5
Americans for Safe Access, a medical marijuana organization, is organizing a rally in Washington to urge the federal government to stop preventing doctors from prescribing marijuana as medicine.
- Empty Antibiotic Pipeline Critically Endangers Public: IDSA Report
A huge decrease in the number of fundamentally new antibiotics -- driven by commercial not scientific problems -- seriously threatens public health in the near future, as bacteria develop resistance to the existing drugs, and previously treatable infections will often be fatal.
- Clinical Trials: Philadelphia Hospitals Combine to Form "Supersite" and Reduce Delays
Major medical research institutions in Philadelphia are working together to allow pharmaceutical companies to conduct clinical trials in multiple institutions with a single contract and single approval, reducing paperwork and preventing unnecessary research delays.
- AIDS Treatment and Related Conference Calendar (Starting September 2004)
Here are meeting dates and Web links for upcoming conferences most likely to interest our readers.
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Copyright 2004 by John S. James. Permission granted for noncommercial reproduction, provided that our address and phone number are included if more than short quotations are used.