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New HIV vaccine debuts in Ybor City listen

03/02/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Amid the festivities at Southern Exposure, the nation’s first all-gay carnival held in Ybor over the weekend, a press conference was held on Saturday to announce the next steps in the development of a new HIV vaccination.

Referred to as the “GaYbor District,” Ybor currently hosts the nation’s highest gay population. At the Hampton Inn, the Atlanta-based GeoVax Labs Inc. educated some of the city’s residents and weekend visitors about the intended effects and next phase of their ...

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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 ...

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