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New Fenway Institute study explores revolutionary method of HIV prevention

HIVThe 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 bethechange@fenwayhealth.org.

Taste of the South End: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

TOSE, AIDS Action, AAC, South End restaurantsI 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. 

Taste of the South End tickets now on sale

TOSE, AIDS Action, AAC, South End restaurantsSince 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!

Today is World AIDS day

December 1st is World AIDS DayDespite amazing advances there remains no cure and new infections continue to be reported.  Today is world AIDS day; make a commitment to know your status if you’ve not been tested recently and encourage your friends to do the same.

Tonight the Prudential Building in Boston will be lit red to honor and remember those we have lost and raise awareness.  The lighting will also be used to mark the launch of the 30th AIDS Walk Boston.  The ceremony will take place at The Shops at the Prudential Center (by the Belvedere Avenue) from 4:30 – 6:30 PM.

AIDS Service Organizations (ASO) around the country and the world, still need your support. Here in Boston, our largest ASO is The AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.  Visit their website, make a donation or volunteer.

AIDS Action Committee of MA

AIDS Walk & 5k Run Boston

AIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonThe 29th AIDS Walk  & 5k Run Boston took place yesterday, drawing a large crowd probably in part due to the spectacular weather.  At the time I wrote this post details about how many participated and the total amount raised had yet to be announced.  If you have not donated and would like to I’d encourage you to visit the link below.

AAC.ORG/GOTO/IWALK

Feel free to select my photo (Rob Wilson) or any of my colleagues who participated in the AAC social media campaign to raise awareness and fund raise. This event is crucial to raise unrestricted dollars to help fund / support mission-critical programs that aren’t always popular or easy to fund.   Much thanks to the AIDS Action Committee, the many volunteers and those who participated. Below are some photos from all the fun. Thank you to all who posed for Sergio.AIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk BostonAIDS Action Committee, AAC, AIDS Walk Boston

 

Join me at the Boston AIDS Walk & Run

Credits: 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

Credits:
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.

AAC.ORG/GOTO/IWALK

AIDS Walk & Run Boston is Sunday, June 1

Credits: 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

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

Recently I was contacted and asked to help promote the AIDS Walk & Run Boston.  I worked for The AIDS Action Committee for three years from 2001-2004 so I was flattered and only too happy to help – Sergio and I have walked in nearly every AIDS Walk since my time at the AAC.

aac.org/goto/iwalk

I’d encourage you to check out the sweet pledge page that the AAC has created for me, but what I’d really like to ask is if you would consider coming to the AIDS Walk.  Make a modest donation to yourself and come down to do the walk. If you have any questions about The Walk, feel free to reach out to me. I’ll be talking about this event over the next week+ to try and raise awareness and encourage people to participate.

Much Thanks