The Haitian HIV/AIDS linkurl:clinic; that I visited earlier this year and linkurl:wrote; about in the March issue of __The Scientist__ has resumed normal operations after linkurl:rioting; over rising food prices rocked the capital, Port-au-Prince, last week. When I heard of the turmoil in Haiti, I e-mailed Jean Pape, the director of the Haitian Study Group on Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) clinic, and asked if everything was OK. "We had a social 'tsunami' last week with a lot of aftershocks the same week," Pape wrote. "Fortunately GHESKIO has not been affected." Pape did write, however, that specific threats had been made to destroy Quisqueya University, which sits right next door to GHESKIO and serves as a teaching and collaboration arm of the clinic. Quisqueya University was targeted because ousted Haitian Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis was one of the founders of the institution, explained Pape.

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