Zackie Achmat of South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign not only won the 2003 Jonathan Mann Award for Health and Human Rights but was named one of Time’s 36 world heroes…Rana Ross, bass guitarist for Sinboy and a 20-year AIDS survivor, died of liver failure May 3 at 41…Colorado’s Lodge Casino agreed to pay ex-staffers Tommy Gish and Patrick Bruno nearly $300,000, having demoted Gish because of his HIV and fired Bruno for hiring him…Blacks Assisting Blacks Against AIDS (BABAA) was ordered to remit $20,000 back pay to Erise Williams and James Green, fired after allegations that a guest speaker, paid with federal bucks, stripped before minors [see “BABAA Black Sheep,” April 2003]…Pioneer preventionista and HIVer Tom Coates leaves UCSF this month for a professorship at UCLA, joining his partner Robert DuWors.