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World AIDS Day 20th anniversary recognized at USF listen

12/01/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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For the past 20 years, the World Health Organization has designated Dec. 1 as World AIDS Day. It was observed in several locations around the Tampa Bay area today, including at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus where researchers are studying a microbicide that could be used to battle HIV infection.

Patricia Emmanuel is professor of Pediatrics at USF. Along with investig...

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Hundreds participate in St. Pete AIDS Walk listen

09/15/08 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Lots of sunshine provided the backdrop for the fourth Annual AIDS Walk St. Petersburg on Saturday. Hundreds gathered in North Shore Park to provide support and participate in the event with the goal of raising funds and awareness for AIDS research and prevention.

The walk was sponsored by AIDS Service Association of Pinellas (ASAP), a division of the Hospice of Florida Suncoast and a nonprofit agency that provides services to people living with or affected by AIDS.

Carlos Milan is the ...


Olympian reflects on World AIDS Day listen

11/30/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Greg Louganis is an Olympic diver who won gold medals in both the 1984 and 1988 Summer Games.

A year before the ’88 Games in Seoul, South Korea, Louganis came out as a gay man.

In 1995, he revealed in his autobiography that he was HIV positive.

On this day before World AIDS day, WMNF spoke to Louganis, who was speaking about the virus as as a representative of Medco, a pharmacy benefits manager and mail order pharmacy. We began by asking about the medication he’s been on si...

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