Posts Tagged ‘HIV

22
Aug
08

Cheeky News Recap 8/21/08

British Olympian Craig Pickering (clearly a big boy) laments that he ‘let the country down’ with a bad run at the games 1 while a Florida community let down an adorable lesbian high school student by standing behind the fundamentalist principal who shamed her, told her to stay away from children, and outed her to her family. 2

The king, and absolute monarch, of Swaziland, one of the world’s poorest countries where 40% of the population is HIV+ and can’t afford treatment or even food, sent 9 of his 13 wives (check this out) on a shopping spree across Europe and the Middle East. Nice. 3

Native Americans accepted gay marriage 4, while the Knights of Columbus, upped the ante to revoke our right. 5 Why don’t they just Continue reading ‘Cheeky News Recap 8/21/08’

13
Apr
08

LifeCycle: Team Easton Gym

Win a $7,800 Specialized S-Works Roubaix Road Bike!
Raffle tickets only $10

Attend the fundraiser at Eleven on April 30, 200

For more information on how to support this amazing team,
please visit Team Easton Gym‘s website.

05
Mar
08

What Monkey Evolution Could Teach Us About Immunity from HIV

As if any sane, thinking person really needed another reason to believe in evolution: this is the most exciting thing I’ve read about HIV research in a long time.

A gene, TRIM5, that provides immunity to retroviruses has been identified in two different primates on opposite ends of the world. Pigtail macaques live primarily in Southeast Asia, owl monkeys only in Central and South America.

Continue reading ‘What Monkey Evolution Could Teach Us About Immunity from HIV’

17
Feb
08

Make Art Stop AIDS

medicine-man-rgb-low-res.jpgA shout out to Jason for putting the Goldstein Kapellas installation “Medicine Man” on my radar, and hopefully on your So Cal calendar. The new work is shaped like a human figure and is made of over 300 suspended HIV/AIDS medication bottles. It hovers at the center of six halos made of syringes.

Make Art/Stop AIDS is an international traveling exhibition of art dealing with the pandemic of HIV/AIDS opening at the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles February 23rd, and running through June 15th before taking off for Mexico City and then Brazil, South Africa and finally India.

Also on exhibit will be one of Daniel Goldstein’s “Icarian Series” leather peices on loan to the museum from the private collection of actor Richard Gere.

The image of “Medicine Man” (above left) will be the official banner for the show and on display through downtown Los Angeles.

For more information, call 415.621.5761, visit goldsteinkapellas.com, or email Jason Lahman. See you at the show.




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