About AIDS: July 27
Updates from the epidemic
By Brandon Watson, 12:40PM, Fri. Jul. 27, 2012
The AIDS quilt goes virtual, bone marrow transplants help two patients and local ASOs lose crucial funding. This week's About AIDS is a call for action.
• As reported in Monday's AggreGAYtor, three Austin AIDS service organizations lost crucial funding due to United Way cuts. Whether you can give time or money, help is needed more than ever at Project Transitions, the Care Communities, and AIDS Services of Austin.
• Speaking of AIDS Services of Austin, this week AGLIFF announced a joint fundraiser to take place at the old Dobie Theater.
• Microsoft and the Names Project digitize the memorial quilt.
• The graying of the epidemic poses new challenges.
• Two more patients are nearly HIV-free through bone marrow transplants.
• The Internationsl AIDS Conference drops 100 abstracts researching HIV in Transgender Individuals and Gay Men.
• SMS Messaging helps global therapy efforts.
• The Philippines see a sharp rise in new HIV cases.
• Transmission rates continue to spike in U.S. urban areas.
• Kathleen Sebelius announces Obama Administration public/private partnership for tackling AIDS.