Tomorrow (Dec. 1) is the 20th annual linkurl:World AIDS Day, ;http://www.worldaidscampaign.info/static/en/wac/world_aids_day__1/world_aids_day_2007/and 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;http://www.worldaidscampaign.info/static/en/campaigns/in_country_campaigns/north_america/usa/ 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;http://www.iavi.org/ 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;http://www.the-scientist.com/2007/9/1/42/1/ in our September issue about a linkurl:since-failed;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/53633/ 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;http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BUSH_AIDS?SITE=ORMED&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT in Maryland...
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