Spencer Cox (activist)

Spencer Cox
Patrick Spencer Cox (March 10, 1968 – December 18, 2012) was an American HIV/AIDS activist.wikipedia
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Treatment Action Group

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He was involved in ACT UP New York and the Treatment Action Group during the height of the AIDS Crisis in New York.
During the early 1990s, TAG members, including Mark Harrington and Spencer Cox, advocated with government scientists, drug company researchers, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials to speed the development of new HIV therapies.

ACT UP

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He was involved in ACT UP New York and the Treatment Action Group during the height of the AIDS Crisis in New York. He joined the ACT UP that year and was soon thereafter diagnosed with HIV.

How to Survive a Plague

He returned to New York in 2012, and appeared in the documentary film How to Survive a Plague.

Bennington College

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He attended Bennington College for three years, where he studied theater and literature.

List of HIV-positive people

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United States

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Patrick Spencer Cox (March 10, 1968 – December 18, 2012) was an American HIV/AIDS activist.

Activism

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Patrick Spencer Cox (March 10, 1968 – December 18, 2012) was an American HIV/AIDS activist.

New York City

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He was involved in ACT UP New York and the Treatment Action Group during the height of the AIDS Crisis in New York.

HIV/AIDS in the United States

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He was involved in ACT UP New York and the Treatment Action Group during the height of the AIDS Crisis in New York.

Protease inhibitor (pharmacology)

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He helped facilitate the production of protease inhibitors, which revolutionized AIDS care in the 1990s. He worked with the Food and Drug Administration's Anti-Viral Advisory Committee to hasten the approval time for new HIV medications, including the new drug class of protease inhibitors.

Georgia (U.S. state)

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Cox was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

Coming out

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He came out as gay while he was in high school.

Gay

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He came out as gay while he was in high school.

Secondary school

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He came out as gay while he was in high school.

HIV/AIDS

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He joined the ACT UP that year and was soon thereafter diagnosed with HIV.

Food and Drug Administration

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He worked with the Food and Drug Administration's Anti-Viral Advisory Committee to hasten the approval time for new HIV medications, including the new drug class of protease inhibitors.

Clinical trial

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Cox designed a clinical trial to examine the effectiveness of ritonavir, which led to its approval, which had a dramatic effect on the treatment of HIV.

Ritonavir

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Cox designed a clinical trial to examine the effectiveness of ritonavir, which led to its approval, which had a dramatic effect on the treatment of HIV.

Methamphetamine

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With a lack of funding, Cox abandoned the effort and began using methamphetamine.

Documentary film

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He returned to New York in 2012, and appeared in the documentary film How to Survive a Plague.

POZ (magazine)

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He also wrote for POZ.

NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital

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Cox died at The Allen Hospital in Upper Manhattan, on December 18, 2012, of AIDS-related causes, after he stopped taking his HIV medications.

Upper Manhattan

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Cox died at The Allen Hospital in Upper Manhattan, on December 18, 2012, of AIDS-related causes, after he stopped taking his HIV medications.

St. Luke's–Roosevelt Hospital Center

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St. Luke's–Roosevelt Hospital Center renamed their HIV clinic, formerly the Center for Comprehensive Care, as the Spencer Cox Center for Health, in June 2013.