by Emmy Favilla
In the Spotlight
On March 31, ex-Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson was crowned HIV-testing spokeswoman for the M*A*C makeup company’s VIVA GLAM lipstick AIDS fundraising campaign.
In the Office
AIDS services vet Mark Cloutier will head the San Francisco AIDS Foundation starting June 1.
After four years of AIDS-advocacy triumphs, Project Inform chief Ellen LaPointe stepped down April 1.
In the Courts
On March 4, Walber Leonel, Richard Branton and Vincent Fusco
won a federal appeal to sue American Airlines for discrimination; the
men were denied jobs after refusing to disclose their HIV status and
then testing positive in a physical.
In the Recovery Room
South African Treatment Action Campaigner Zackie Achmat is healing from a March 24 heart attack.
New York Times reporter and novelist Christopher Marquis died of AIDS February 11 at 43.
HIVer/cancer crusader Blanche Wynn, 41, who recounted her 38 radiation treatments in the October 2004 POZ, died from complications of cancer March 24.