- Bangkok Conference, July 11-16; Getting News Online
Here are some Web sites for following news from the big international conference in July in Bangkok, Thailand.
- U.S. Researcher Starts Treatment Fund in Uganda: Interview With David Bangsberg, M.D., M.P.H.
$400 a year will save a life in Uganda. A U.S. scientist who works there has created a fund that has guaranteed five years of treatment for ten people so far.
- President Bush on AIDS: More Questions Than Answers
The president spoke on AIDS June 23 in Philadelphia. His comments looked great in headlines, but details raised major questions.
- Abstinence, Abstinence-Only, Faith-Based, and the Psychology of Stigma
If abstinence is 100% effective in preventing sexual transmission, why does abstinence-only not work well? And what is the personal psychology of the stigma that prevents individuals, communities, and nations from protecting themselves against the epidemic? We offer some fairly obvious analysis that has been largely overlooked in public discussion.
- Medical Marijuana: Important Vote Coming, You Can Help
Congress will vote soon on an amendment to stop Attorney General Ashcroft's crusade against medical marijuana, in states where laws recognize medical use. This amendment received 152 votes in Congress last year.
- ADVAX, New DNA Vaccine in Human Trial; HIV-Negative Volunteers Needed in New York City or Rochester, NY Areas
HIV-negative volunteers are needed for an important vaccine trial.
- Drug Resistance Workshop (June 2004) Summaries Available
Two in-depth reports summarize the International HIV Drug Resistance Workshop, which occurred this year in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
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