Newspapers recently published local reactions to World AIDS Day. Summaries appear below
- Los Angeles Times: The Times on Saturday examined efforts by California museums to mark World AIDS Day and acknowledge the "creative loss in the arts community by AIDS." The efforts include various HIV/AIDS-related exhibits. At the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, for example, a 26th century B.C. Greek marble statue of a man playing a harp will be cloaked in black cloth to symbolize how HIV/AIDS has deprived the world of art (Villarreal, Los Angeles Times, 11/29).
- New York Times: On Monday, the Times reported on a memorial in New York City that has been dedicated to New Yorkers who have died of AIDS-related causes. It is the first permanent public outdoor AIDS memorial in the city (Dominus, New York Times, 12/1).
- San Francisco Chronicle: The Chronicle on Monday highlighted the work of San Francisco General Hospital's Ward 86, which commemorates its 25th anniversary on Monday. According to the Chronicle, the ward is the oldest HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in the world and treats 3,000 patients annually, ranging in age from 18 to 82. In addition, it is planning to launch a mini-geriatric clinic, a special program "that would have been unheard of even a decade ago," the Chronicle reports (Fernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 12/1).
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