Edition: Global  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

On World AIDS Day, activists brace for new fight in Trump era

SFGate Ryan WhiteRyan White
Friday, 2 December 2016 ()

The fight against the virus, and with the people who control the health care purse strings, never ends, said the 500 or so AIDS activists and supporters who gathered in Golden Gate Park for the 23rd annual World AIDS Day Observance. “We’re in a serious time,” AIDS activist Paul Kawata told the crowd, speaking of the incoming Trump administration and its vow to alter health care spending. Kawata, the executive director of the National Minority AIDS Council, spoke beneath a large white tent at the National AIDS Memorial Grove, shortly after receiving the grove’s annual leadership award for serving as the voice for more than 3,000 AIDS groups nationwide. [...] receiving an award was Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of the late Indiana teenager and hemophilia patient Ryan White, who died of AIDS in 1990 after receiving tainted blood products to treat his disease. “Little did we realize that the drug we thought would save his life would take his life,” White-Ginder said, standing beside a backdrop of multicolored balloons and giant swaths of the fabled AIDS memorial quilt. Dr. William Meyer, the technical director of the Quest Diagnostics laboratory chain, recalled how his early research into AIDS in the 1980s was met with resistance from his colleagues when he tried to bring blood samples from AIDS patients into the research facility. Before the speeches, the crowd assembled beneath the grove’s giant trees at a ring of granite engraved with 3,100 names of late AIDS patients and their friends.
0
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 
Source: KPSPCD - < > Embed

News video: World Aids Day remind survivors and organizers about the dea

World Aids Day remind survivors and organizers about the dea

World Aids Day remind survivors and organizers about the deadly loss to the disease

You Might Like


Recent related news

Scourge far from over, but SF memorial runs out of room for names

[...] even as new drugs make inroads in the AIDS fight, activists say their work remains as important as ever. “Obviously, advances in medical care continue to...
SFGate - US

For This World AIDS Day, Hope is High

For nearly three decades every December 1, we’ve heard about the tragedy of AIDS. Activists the world over put a spotlight on the AIDS virus on this day. They...
VOA News - Science

In Pictures: World's Aids Day 2016

Activists the world over put a spotlight on the AIDS virus on this day. They encourage testing and distribute leaflets with information on HIV, the virus that...
VOA News - BusinessAlso reported by •Stroud Life

Trudeau marks World AIDS Day, says fight against HIV is 'winnable'

*By The Canadian Press* OTTAWA — The federal government has pledged more support for the fight against AIDS, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's...
CJME - World

Apple's renewed fight against AIDS includes new iPhone cases

Apple's renewed fight against AIDS includes new iPhone cases
Apple has made a tradition of marking World AIDS Day with a campaign to donate to the Product (RED) charity, and it's going the extra mile for its 10th year of...
TUAW - Technology

My mother bought me PrEP for Christmas: How far we've come in the fight against AIDS

On World AIDS Day, Brandon Cook reflects on how lucky his is to have the benefits of modern medicine and a loving family.
The Age - Front Page


Other recent news in US

Trump supporters cruelly troll Facebook page of woman missing in tragic OAKLAND fireSan Francisco student who died in OAKLAND FIRE was teen son of sheriff’s deputy
Al Gore meets DONALD TRUMP and Ivanka for climate talksSheriff's deputy dies in San Antonio SINKHOLE
Ivanka Trump Meets With Former Vice President AL GOREMan Convicted in Son’s Hot-Car Death Gets Life, No Parole
Reports: KKK Rally Appears Briefly in NORTH CAROLINA CityReport: NYC CHRISTMAS Tree Prices Hit $1,000
JILL STEIN Rallies For Recount Outside Trump Tower: 'What Is He So Afraid Of?'Statue Of Liberty Gives Nazi Salute In Huge Times Square Billboard For AMAZON's 'The Man In The High Castle'

Twitter

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2016 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+