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Spencer Cox, an AIDS activist whose work with a cadre of lay scientists helped push innovative antiretroviral drugs to market, creating the first effective drug protocols to combat the syndrome, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 44.

A young Mr. Cox can be seen in the documentary about Act Up, “How to Survive a Plague.” In recent years he wrote on AIDS issues for POZ and other publications, and founded a short-lived organization called the Medius Institute for Gay Men’s Health, which was concerned with issues faced by those growing older with AIDS, among them loneliness, depression and substance abuse.

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I was sorry to see this, I never met Spencer but Peter, Andy and Tim all knew him and my condolences to all his loved ones.  He posted on Facebook I believe on their walls.  So close on the heels of the How to Survive a Plague documentary that came out this year, it is particularly sad.  He did so very much for those of us alive today with a virus we were told by all would leave us dead very soon.  Thanks to Spencer Cox, RIP good man.

Jody :(

that is very sad news indeed.  little scary too for some reason. im 42 , so 44 hits close to home as well.  i guess you think the meds are supposed to keep the virus at bay.  i dont know all the circumstances, but still hard to hear.  RIP


can someone?/


--- Quote from: mikeyb39 on December 21, 2012, 03:12:58 PM ---i guess you think the meds are supposed to keep the virus at bay. 

--- End quote ---

Yeah, but only if you take them.

A very sad story indeed.


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