barak obama: remarks on signing ryan white CARE act, ending US immigration & travel ban (0069)

obama-your-ability2311174232_875780c87b_oMr. Obama: We often speak about AIDS as if it’s going on somewhere else. And for good reason — this is a virus that has touched lives and decimated communities around the world, particularly in Africa. But often overlooked is the fact that we face a serious HIV/AIDS epidemic of our own — right here in Washington, D.C., and right here in the United States of America. And today, we are taking two important steps forward in the fight that we face here at home.

“It has been nearly three decades since this virus first became known. But for years, we refused to recognize it for what it was. It was coined a ‘gay disease.’ Those who had it were viewed with suspicion. There was a sense among some that people afflicted by AIDS somehow deserved their fate and that it was acceptable for our nation to look the other way.

“A number of events and advances over the years have broadened our understanding of this cruel illness. One of them came in 1984, when a 13-year-old boy from central Indiana contracted HIV/AIDS from a transfusion. Doctors assured people that Ryan White posed no risk to his classmates or his community. But ignorance was still widespread. People didn’t yet understand or believe that the virus couldn’t be spread by casual contact. Parents protested Ryan’s attendance in class. Some even pulled their kids out of school. Things got so bad that the White family had to ultimately move to another town.

“It would have been easy for Ryan and his family to stay quiet and to fight the illness in private. But what Ryan showed was the same courage and strength that so many HIV-positive activists have shown over the years and shown around — show around the world today. And because he did, we didn’t just become more informed about HIV/AIDS, we began to take action to fight it.

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kearns to speak at LMU panel about online journalism & blogging nov. 18 (0068)

ONLINE JOURNALISM &
BLOGGING AS A
PROFESSION

Wednesday,
Nov. 18, 2009
4:30pm
English Dept.
University
Hall 3226
Loyola
Marymount
University

Featuring

Siel
Environmental Activist &
Founder of Green LA Girl Blog
http://greenlagirl.com/

Richard Kearns
Blogger & Activist,
HIV/AIDS issues
http://aids-write.org
https://havvacc.wordpress.com

Simon Samano
Associate Editor, NFL.com
http://www.nfl.com/

Sponsored by the LMU English Department • Refreshments will be served
For more info, contact Molly Youngkin, 310-568-6226

DIRECTIONS TO LMU
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HIV/AIDS & H1N1: CA dept of public health — phone hotline & links (0067)

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[hotline number 1-888-865-0564]

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Outbreak:

Visit the CA Dept. of Public Health H1N1 Influenza Home Page

heading_ca department pub healthH1N1 Vaccine Update: H1N1 vaccine is arriving in very limited quantities, and we are targeting this early vaccine to health care workers and high-risk individuals.  By the end of October, we expect H1N1 vaccine to be more widely available.  At that time, H1N1 vaccine will be offered to the public at selected locations, which will be posted here.

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HIV/AIDS & H1N1: anemia & flu (0066)

anemia-action-councilheader_logoControlling Anemia During an Intensifying Flu Season
NAAC (National Anemia Action Council)
October 28, 2009

With growing concern about this year’s flu season due to the spread of the H1N1 virus, many patients may be curious if having anemia can put them at a higher risk for complications from the flu or if they should be receiving a vaccination. This article recommends some steps you can take to prepare for flu season if you have anemia and also describes the role chronic illnesses play in causing anemia and potentially leading to serious complications from a viral infection.

Can Anemia Put Me At Risk?

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HIV/AIDS & H1N1: NATAP — states with most & least vaccine (forbes) (0065)

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richardkearns.awo.lulucloseup0422080833aStates With The Most And Least H1N1 Vaccine Per 1,000 Residents
Forbes.com 10.27.09, 05:30 PM EDT

Your chances of getting inoculated against America’s worst pandemic since the 1918 flu improve greatly depending on where you live.

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another long chart follows. i think i got all the formatting toned down now

namaste

—rk

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HIV/AIDS & H1N1: NATAP — vaccine shipment by state / project area (0064)

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a long chart follows. check your own city or state on it. thank you jules.

namaste

 

—rk

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HIV/AIDS & H1N1: NATAP — 5 mainstream articles about vaccine shortages (wsj, bloomberg, reuters, latimes, park nicollet minn health services) (0063)

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NATAP: H1N1 Vaccine Shortage Update

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here are five articles focusing on the shortage of H1N1 vaccine from the wall street journal, bloomberg, reuters, latimes and park nicollette minnesota health services news.

namaste

—rk

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