Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bill to cap rents for people with HIV/AIDS in NY

A bill to cap rental costs for people with HIV/AIDS passed 52-1 in NY. Watch Senator Thomas Duane's impassioned speech below:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

SFU HIV/AIDS Research

From SFU 2009 Alumni report:

November 27, 2008
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Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Robert Hogg, who is internationally known for his understanding of infectious diseases, will head Canada’s first nation-wide HIV/AIDS antiretroviral research network. The Canadian Observational Cohort (CANOC) will study the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS treatment.

Hogg predicts that the network’s research will significantly improve treatments for the 58,000 people living with HIV in Canada. Hogg, the director of the Drug Treatment Program at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, notes that new infections are occurring everyday, particularly among First Nations people.

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Toronto funds Pride Week

Article posted in Yahoo Canada News:

By Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - A gay member of the Conservative caucus is applauding junior cabinet minister Diane Ablonczy's financial support for Toronto's Pride Week, a decision that put Ablonczy in the hot seat with some social conservatives.

And Senator Nancy Ruth says the MP who publicly criticized Ablonczy is one of only a handful who grumbled about the $400,000 tourism grant at a June caucus meeting.

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