Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

San Antonio Researchers Find Potential New Defense Against HIV Virus

San Antonio Researchers Find Potential New Defense Against HIV Virus

A San Antonio research team under the leadership of Dr. Ruth Ruprecht has uncovered a potential new defense against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Dr. Ruprecht is the director of the Texas Biomed AIDS Research Program. She and her team discovered that IgM, an antibody which is present in humans, was effective in preventing

AtticRep’s Interactive Performance Takes Aim at HIV Stigma

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Developed by controversial Brazilian dramatist and activist Augusto Boal, the experimental concept of Forum Theatre invites spectators onto the stage to become “spect-actors” who help determine the outcome of a play. Closely linked with Boal’s socially and politically leaning Theatre of the Oppressed, Forum Theatre has been employed

San Antonio Vows to End AIDS by 2030

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. San Antonio has become the first city in Texas to sign onto an international initiative to eradicate AIDS by 2030. The initiative, known as Fast Track Cities, has three goals in mind for San Antonio residents: that 90 percent of people with HIV are diagnosed (currently 86 percent),

Rites of Passage: Forever Remembering Tía Chuck

A lot has changed in San Antonio in the seven years since Chuck Ramirez died. There are working artists, young ones and transplants from elsewhere, who never knew him. To his extended group of close friends, acquaintances, a still-tight micro-community of Southtown artists (for whom the rise of Artpace and Sala Diaz, the expansion of

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