About AIDS: August 21

Updates from the epidemic

About AIDS: August 21
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HIV testing goes mainstream, San Franciscans experience “donor fatigue,” and the fundraising calendar fills up. This week’s About AIDS is about breakthroughs.

• Taiwanese AIDS activists use haunted house to educate population about HIV.

• The United Nations is concerned that Ukrainian homophobia will have negative impact on HIV transmission rates.

• Preventative Services Task Force warns that declining circumcision rate may cause boon in HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

• Optimism about AIDS advances hurting donations in San Francisco.

• New research is optimistic about treatment for Kaposi’s Sarcoma.

• Treatment for HIV may be as close as the spice rack.

• Modification of drug molecule may boost prevention.

• University of Texas El Paso professor receives grant for HIV research.

• The social calender is filling up with three of Austin's longest running benefits for people living with HIV/AIDS. Rubber Duck: The Party kicks things off this Saturday with their quackers event benefiting the Paul Kirby Emergency Fund. AIDS Services of Austin jump starts the AIDS Walk with a kick-off party and 25th anniversary celebration. Finally, The Octopus Club announce date for the 17th annual Octotea fundraiser.

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