Died. Martin Delaney, founder of Project Inform in San Francisco, an HIV advocacy/education organization, died January 23 at his home in San Rafael, California. Best known for his leadership in the fight against HIV and AIDS, Delaney educated and counseled tens of thousands of HIV-positive individuals and their caregivers about how to treat HIV.
His work assured that government, researchers, and pharmaceutical companies understand and respond to the needs of HIV-positive people. Additionally, Delaney heavily influenced the development of the strong arsenal of medications now available which prolong life for millions of people worldwide. Shortly before his death, Delaney was presented with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director’s Special Recognition Award for his many contributions to the fight against HIV and AIDS.