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Dancer from the Dance

Building Blocks

The Color of Money

Black Tie Lies

Wilson Cruz Grows Up

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S.O.S.

POZ Legacy: Pedro Zamora

(Some) Republicans Get AIDS

In Their Own Good Times

Kissy-Kissy

POZ Legacy: David B. Feinberg

POZ Legacy: Roxy Ventola

POZ Legacy: Tom Villard

Cracking Up

Blind to the Cost

Talk Show

Through the Glass Darkly

You're a Sex Goddess

A Model of HIV Replication

Doctor injects himself with HIV+ blood



Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV


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February / March 1995

Kissy-Kissy

ASOs demand expanded access for protease inhibitor

Follow-up: Gay Men's Health Crisis' (GMHC) Treatment Issues reports that the nation's leading AIDS organizations have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Hoffman-LaRoche to quickly implement an expanded access program for Roche's saquinavir, an HIV protease inhibitor. Roche has announced no plans for an expanded access program and, in addition to GMHC, the petition is being put forth by such heavyweights as the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), AIDS Action Council and the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC). Behind its obvious purpose, the petition has a deeper significance as the manifestation of a truce between several groups that were recently at each other's throats over the subject of the speed of drug trials versus their thoroughness ("TAG, ACT UP in Hot Fax War," POZ No. 4). By signing on to the petition, ACT UP's Treatment + Data Committee, Project Inform and Treatment Action Group (TAG) have agreed to reach beyond their differing priorities -- and personal antagonisms -- and once again confront the drug companies, FDA and research establishment with a united front.

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