Tomorrow (Dec. 1) is the 20th annual linkurl:World AIDS Day, ; several health, advocacy, and research organizations are marking the event. Several organizations, including The American Medical Student Association and the Global AIDS alliance, are staging a linkurl:rally; outside the White House to demand increased funding and reconfigured trade rules governing access to AIDS medicines to help combat the global epidemic. The rally caps a weeklong letter writing campaign. The linkurl:International AIDS Vaccine Initiative; is marking the day by encouraging increased attention on AIDS vaccine research. The organization recently sent our staff writer Kerry Grens a new documentary titled, "Against the clock: race for an AIDS vaccine," that originally aired on BBC. Grens linkurl:wrote; in our September issue about a linkurl:since-failed; study testing the efficacy of using common adenovirus vector to deliver an AIDS vaccine. President George W. Bush even got in on the act during a linkurl:speech; in Maryland...

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