The Fenway Institute is conducting a study to test a manufactured antibody that will prevent HIV and help researchers learn how the antibody works.
The Fenway Institute is looking to enroll HIV-negative individuals between 18 and 50 years of age and in good health. Anyone interested in participating in this study should know that it is impossible for the vaccines to give you HIV and cannot cause you to give HIV to someone else. The study involves up to 11-18 half hour scheduled clinic visits over 8-months. Eligible participants will receive up to $975 for study completion.
While it is great that HIV treatments are prolonging the lives of those with HIV it is time we make AIDS history. If you agree and would be interested in learning more, please contact the Fenway Institute at 617.927.6450 or email email@example.com.
Chandler Street Block Party
One of the most fun events of Boston Pride isn’t even an official Pride event, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop by and check it out.
Located on the corner of Chandler and Berkeley Street in the heart of the South End this is a lot of fun when the weather cooperates.
Saturday, June 13th
1:30pm – 7pm
Berkeley & Chandler St.
There is a $15 donation collected that goes to AIDS Action Committee so by coming out and having fun with your friends you are actually helping a great local non-profit.
See you there.
I previously wrote about this fun annual tasting that raises money for the AIDS Action Committee of MA, but I wanted to give one more shout out for those of you who may have been contemplating attending but had yet to buy tickets.
Taste of the South End, Tuesday March 3, 2015
More than 40 of the neighborhood’s restaurants will share tempting bites that range from the savory to the sweet. In addition there will be plenty to drink and entertaining cooking demonstrations from some of the neighborhood’s most admired chefs. If you have any questions about this social South End event, feel free to reach out to me. Otherwise, grab tickets while they last. Here is a quick video from a Taste of the South End from a few years back.
Since 1995 local restaurants have come together to share some of their most tempting plates to help raise awareness and money for the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. This year more than 40 restaurants from the South End will converge for the Taste of the South End on Tuesday, March 3rd.
Get your tickets before the event sells out. You can find more details about the program can on their website here. Tickets for the 2015 Taste of the South End are on sale now!
Now in its twelfth year, Harbor to the Bay (H2B), a 120+ mile bike ride initiated to help raise awareness and funding for several local HIV/AIDS organizations, has raised nearly $3.5 million.
This year’s ride is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 20th. The ride starts at the corner of Boylston and Clarendon Street and concludes at the Boat Slip in Provincetown later that day.
I’d like to tip my hat to the organizers, volunteers and of course the many riders who train and fund raise for this event. AIDS/HIV is no longer in vogue and the fund raising, prevention and education work is still as important as ever. Thank you to everyone who helps make this ride a possibility. If you’d like to learn more or possibly donate, visit their website, www.harbortothebay.org.
Creative Direction: Ricardo Rodriguez
Photo: Joel Benjamin
Hair: Salvatore Malafronte and Jon DeMar for Salon Mario Russo
Make-Up: Tavi de la Rosa and Grace Sheikh
This Sunday, June 1st will be the 29th Boston AIDS Walk & Run. It will start at 9:00 AM with the opening ceremonies at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell. The 5K run starts at 9:50 AM and the walk at 10:00 AM.
I’d like to encourage you to make a modest pledge in your own name and come down and join Sergio and me this year as we walk.