Congratulations to our friend John James on being awarded the annual Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award for Prevention, Treatment and Justice.
In his acceptance speech yesterday, John did what he does best – sharing information and making people think. He told an audience of several hundred people at the Pennsylvania Convention Center that “your zip code makes a greater difference in your health outcomes than your genetic code.”
John, founder of the AIDS Treatment News, was also a participant in the first Annual Reminder protest in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1965 to remind people that a significant number of Americans were still denied their rights to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Also, congratulations to Philadelphia FIGHT on its 25th AEM (AIDS Education Month).