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Activist Wins a MacArthur




 

Village Voice (06/24/97) Vol 42, No. 25, P. 26

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundation recently awarded AIDS activist Mark Harrington, founder of the Treatment Action Group, a $240,000 fellowship for his campaign to restructure AIDS research at the National Institutes of Health. Harrington has been involved in AIDS activism for nine years, ever since a good friend became ill with the disease. In 1989, he led a successful protest that led to a repeal of the Food and Drug Administration's shutting off a supply of drugs to treat AIDS-related blindness. One year later, Harrington found out he was HIV-positive, after his friend died and an ex-lover was diagnosed with AIDS. Harrington says he is now trying to determine "how this [award] money can be used to seed more work."



 


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