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Philadelphia: AIDS Education Month Talks and Programs

May 31, 2002

Philadelphia FIGHT's annual AIDS Education Month program is presenting more than 10 events in June. About half of them charge no fee; and most of the rest are breakfast programs for $15; one is a fundraiser and more expensive. Details are at -- or call 215-985-4448 ext. 110, or e-mail Advance registration is suggested for all programs.

Some highlights (not always in chronological order -- check for full details):

  • Immune Based Therapies Summit, June 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with Dr. Luis Montaner from Wistar Institute, Brenda Lein, and Richard Jefferys, at The Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany, 330 S. 13th Street (between Spruce and Pine Streets). No fee.

  • Alternative Therapies, June 13, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany, with George Carter (treatment writer), Chris Hudson (acupuncturist), and Jeanne Reiche (nutritionist). Lunch included; no fee.

  • Breaking Into Clinical Trials (on what you should know about enrolling), June 11, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., with Diana Williamson, M.D., M.P.H., and Jane Shull, executive director of Philadelphia FIGHT. The Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany. No fee.


  • Transgendered People and the AIDS Epidemic, June 12, breakfast forum at the White Dog restaurant, with Charlene Moore. $15.

  • Time for an HIV Specialty, June 19 with Barbara Turner, M.D., M.P.H., and James Dean, M.D. Breakfast forum at the White Dog, $15.

  • Life = The Cost of a Movie and a Bag of Popcorn, June 26, with Alan Berkman, M.D. (who founded Health GAP), on the global epidemic. "For the cost of a movie and a bag of popcorn for each person in the developed world the full cost of treatment for the whole of sub-Saharan Africa could be covered." [We did some quick calculations, and indeed one movie a year could pay for antiretrovirals.] Breakfast forum at the White Dog, $15.

  • Librarian Update, June 6, designed for librarians and information specialists who are answering questions from the public, will focus on Web sites and other information sources. No fee.

  • Opening Reception, June 4, An Evening to Honor Project Inform, 5:00 p.m. reception, 6:00 dinner and table talk, with Brenda Lein, Director, Project Immune Restoration at Project Inform. $65 for reception and dinner. Reservations must be made in advance; call Laura Cramutola, 215-985-4448 ext. 108.

  • Philadelphia FIGHT Open House and Reception, June 20, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Philadelphia FIGHT, 1233 Locust Street; the clinics and other programs will be open to the public. Fee for the reception is $20. Reservations must be made in advance; call Laura Cramutola, 215-985-4448 ext. 108.

Other programs in this series include a prevention workers' summit, videos on living with HIV, and a candlelight vigil. See for full information.

ISSN # 1052-4207

Copyright 2002 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.

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This article was provided by AIDS Treatment News. It is a part of the publication AIDS Treatment News.