Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, August 8, 2008 Page: 1 of 56
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VOLUME 25 I ISSUE 12
AUGUST I 08 I 2008
THE PREMIER SOURCE FOR LGBT DALLAS/FORT WORTH
Designer, activist Kenneth Cole to headline Black ie
Logo to be honored with BTD
Media Award at fundraising event
By Tammye Nash Senior Editor
Designer and AIDS activist Kenneth Cole will
be the keynote speaker at the 2008 Black Tie
Dinner, BTD board officials announced this
Dinner officials also announced that the LGBT
cable television and online media outlet Logo
will receive the 2008 BTD Media Award. Logo is
part of MTV Networks that operates channels
such as VH-1, MTV, TV Land and Spike TV.
In a written statement announcing the choice
of the keynote speaker, BTD co-chair Randy Ray
said dinner organizers "consider Kenneth Cole
one of the most engaging — and engaged —
business leaders/activists in the country."
He added, "It is an honor and a privilege to
have Kenneth Cole, a figure on the fiont line of
fashion trends, AIDS awareness and social
MARCHING IN MEXICO CITY
Don Maison, executive director of AIDS Services of Dallas, takes a break to talk to Super Gay, Mexico's gay "lucha
::bre" wrestler persona, during the first International March Against Homophobia held Saturday, Aug. 2 in Mexico
City. Maison was in Mexico City to attend the XVII International AIDS Conference, which began the following day.
Attendees estimated that several thousand people participated in the March Against Homophobia that began at the
Angel of Independence on Paseo de la Reforma Avenue in Mexico City's La Zona Rosa, the gay business district.
Marchers moved down Paseo de La Reforma to the Zocala in front of Mexico's Presidential Palace.
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The 100-plus heat seems to be gone, at least for a few days.
Scattered storms hang around for most of the next week, with
highs only into the mid-90s.
pens the definitive
Madonna bio. Hopefully
the siblings will reunite
some day. Christopher's
not holding his breath.
activism, as our 2008 keynote speaker."
Cole first took a public stand in the battle
against AIDS in 1985, and is widely considered
the first in the fashion industry to do so. He has
continued to use his position in the fashion
industry and his business, Kenneth Cole
Productions Inc., to bring awareness to not just
AIDS-related causes but a wide range of social-
ly conscious issues, including homelessness,
gun safety and women's rights.
See COLE on PAGE 14
Kenneth Cole, known
for his fashion ad
to raise awareness
about HIV and other
issues, was recently
elected chairman of
the board of the
for AIDS Research.
Crypto outbreak spreading
in Dallas, Tarrant counties
Number of confirmed cases of parasitic infection continues to rise;
public health officials say immune-compromised residents should
stay away from public pools, water parks, lakes and rivers
By Tammye Nash Senior Editor
An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis in North
Texas has prompted health department officials
in both Dallas and Tarrant counties to warn
HIV-positive people and others with weakened
immune systems to stay away from public
swimming pools and water parks.
Jacqueline Bell, public information officer
with Dallas County Health and Human
Services, and A1 Roy, public information officer
with Tarrant County Public Health, said that
drinking water in both counties has not been
affected by the outbreak.
DCHHS has also issued "strong recommen-
dations" to the general public, as well as recom-
mendations to public and private pool owners
to try and curb the outbreak. (See list on page 20
Cryptosporidium is a parasite that occurs
naturally and is most often spread through con-
taminated water. It is, according to the Centers
for Disease Control, one of the most common
water-bome diseases in this country.
When ingested, the parasite causes an illness,
commonly called Crypto, marked by watery
diarrhea and abdominal cramping.
It is treated with anti-diarrheal medicines,
including the FDA-approved anti-protozoal
drug nitazoxanide. Most people with healthy
immune systems can usually recover without
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medication, according to information at the
CDC's Web site, and the symptoms are usually
gone in about a week or two.
But the situation can be very different for
those with HIV and other diseases that weaken
the immune system.
While Crypto is, at the least, uncomfortable
for an otherwise healthy person, for someone
with a compromised immune system, including
those with HTV, it can be deadly.
"Immunocompromised individuals are par-
ticularly at high risk for severe persisting illness
from infection and may not respond to treat-
ment with nitazoxanide," according to a health
advisory issued Aug. 1 by DCHHS. "Given the
markedly increased rate of Cryptosporidium
infections noted in Dallas County recently,
DCHHS is recommending that immune-sup-
pressed persons refrain from swimming in pub-
lic pools or recreational water parks at this
Normally, Bell said, DCHHS will see about 10
cases of Crypto a month during the summer.
However, since June 28 of this year, officials
have had 121 lab-confirmed cases of the para-
sitic infection, Bell said.
(The number goes up daily: 103 was the total
number as of Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 6, up
See CRYPTO on PAGE 20
How Phil Aceto used her
grandma's recipes, a
talented baker and
guerrilla marketing to
get Whole Foods to carry
her Italian stuffed
breads. PAGE 34.
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