Antibiotic-Resistant Skin Infections Spreading Among Gay Men, Also in Prisons
An outbreak of staphylococcus skin infection, causing large
boils that are difficult to treat because these bacteria are
resistant to many antibiotics, has spread recently among gay men
in some cities, and also in certain prisons. In the past this
infection occurred mainly in hospitals.
Retroviruses Conference, Feb. 10-14; Sites to Watch for News
AIDS Treatment News will cover the important 10th Conference on
Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections starting in our next
issue. Here are some Web sites to check for other reports,
especially during the next few weeks.
Building Grassroots Support for AIDS
Citizen-action campaigns (like getting people to call Congress
or their state representatives to support Medicaid, ADAP, or
other program for access to medical care) could get much more
response if they were made accessible to the millions of people
who are already supportive but not already involved. We suggest
several ways to make action alerts and other citizen-organizing
Bush Proposes Near Tripling of U.S. Commitment on Global HIV
The presidential initiative to increase funding for global AIDS
prevention and treatment is widely seen as a groundbreaking
advance. But critical time will be lost if the U.S. focuses so
heavily on building its own new system, instead of using
multinational organizations like the Global Fund that are ready
African-Americans and AIDS, Conference Feb. 24 and 25, New York
This national meeting brings leading experts and professionals
together for lectures and networking. It offers continuing
education credit for doctors and nurses, but is open to all.
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