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  • Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]

    Can we eradicate HIV/AIDS? [Commentary]
    Wednesday is the 30-year anniversary of the day my colleagues and I reported that a new retrovirus, now known as HIV, was the agent causing AIDS. We also announced the development of an effective HIV blood test and the capacity to continuously produce the virus so that drugs could be tested. Since then, basic science has driven a better understanding of how HIV infects humans, resulting in the development of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART). Last summer the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project reported that "a 20-year-old HIV-positive individual on ART in the U.S. or Canada is expected to live into their early 70s, a life expectancy approaching that in the general population."
  • March of Dimes volunteer gunned down in Southwest Baltimore

    March of Dimes volunteer gunned down in Southwest Baltimore
    Retired after 30 years working as a roofer, Allan Foster enjoyed working part time at his church and helping organize the March of Dimes' annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Most evenings, the 56-year-old and his wife walked to a neighborhood store to play...

    The storied history of the Mayflower yacht [History Matters]

    February 1965 Social studies From the "What's Doing" column:  "To get the March of Dimes rolling, Mrs. William Beggs of Wilton Acres, Chairman for the second District, had a 'Coffee' for development Chairman last Thursday. "Mr. and Mrs. James Frye...

    Forge remains 'home, sweet home' for longtime resident [Rodgers Forge]

    "I felt so comfortable here that I never moved," explained Mildred Zeller, whose parents were original owners of a house in Rodgers Forge. Her parents moved to Dunkirk Road (second group of homes built by Keelty) in 1937 or 1938 and she was born a few...

    'Shop for a Cause' at Macy's Aug. 24 and save

    Macy's and March of Dimes invite customers to participate in the seventh annual "Shop For A Cause" charity shopping event at all Macy's locations on Saturday, Aug. 24. "Shop For A Cause" is Macy's unique one-day-only shopping event that was created to...