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HAART Disease

The New York Times recently ran a depressing article on a newfound link between antiretroviral therapy and leprosy in patients that had previously been asymptomatic. Since leprosy can be easily treated with antibiotics donated from Novartis, it does not pose a widespread public health threat. But for the affected individuals, it can be deadly:

A Double Whammy for Africa: Extensively Drug Resistant TB (XDR-TB) and HIV/AIDS

While HIV strips our immune systems and destroys our innate ability to fight diseases, yet another pathogen is emerging the winner, and this time against the very drugs that are used to treat it. Microscopic TB bacilli have maneuvered their way through poorly managed TB treatment programs and have emerged as extensively drug resistant TB or XDR-TB, not just in Africa but also in eastern Europe, western Asia, and South Korea.

Stand Up & Vote (RED): Translating Conscious Consumerism and Advocacy into the U.S. Elections

In the days preceding the October 17th United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty we have seen the launch of PRODUCT (RED) in America, led by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage American corporations and consumers in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and “Stand Up Against Poverty,”a worldwide effort to set a Guinness World Record for the most people literally “standing up” against poverty.

Stand Up & Vote (RED): Translating Conscious Consumerism and Advocacy into the U.S. Elections

In the days preceding the October 17th United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty we have seen the launch of PRODUCT (RED) in America, led by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage American corporations and consumers in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and “Stand Up Against Poverty,”a worldwide effort to set a Guinness World Record for the most people literally “standing up” against poverty.

Bono and Oprah walk into a store to do some shopping...

Post by Andy Jeninga

To some, this might sound like the opening of a comedy routine. To others, it should serve as the kick off of the (Product) RED campaign in the U.S., including the launch of a new RED iPod. The campaign, which has been in progress for about 6 months in Great Britain, enlists numerous high profile companies to design a special RED product line -- a certain percentage of the profits of these products will then go towards existing Global Fund programs. According to a spokesman for the campaign, RED has already raised $12 million and looks to add millions more to the Global Fund coffers with the American launch.

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