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Mark Ishaug

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'We have the technology...'

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2011 | 12:04 PM

"We can re-build him. We have the technology." Remember that classic opening line for the show "The Six Million Dollar Man" from the 1970s? Well, a version of that line is what has been going through my head as we observe this year's World AIDS Day.

"We can end...

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30 Years of HIV/AIDS: How Many More?

(6) Comments | Posted June 2, 2011 | 2:24 PM

This month, we mark the 30th year of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. On June 5, 1981 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published the first mention of what later is determined to be HIV. During the decade that followed, we stood on a precipice...

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HIV Services Face Foreclosure: Will Illinois Leaders Come to the Rescue?

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2010 | 9:53 AM

Illinois AIDS advocates expect to have difficult conversations with lawmakers in Springfield this week.

Unless immediate actions are taken to remedy the state's spiraling budget crisis, vital HIV/AIDS services -- along with the state's educational, healthcare, and human service systems assisting millions of vulnerable children, families, disabled, elderly, and...

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High Hopes Await Obama in HIV/AIDS Fight

(14) Comments | Posted December 1, 2008 | 9:34 AM

My Thanksgiving ends each year in a solemn reflection of the dozens of friends I have lost to AIDS and the indelible scar the pandemic has etched across the globe.

Today, on World AIDS Day, I wonder what Ron, Michael, Cecil, Charles, Gigi, Larry, and so many other Chicago AIDS...

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