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AIDS activist Spencer Cox dies in NY at age 44
http://online.wsj.com ^ | 12/23/2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 12/23/2012 8:03:05 PM PST by massmike

AIDS activist Spencer Cox, who helped form an organization to boost treatment research and recently appeared in a documentary about an AIDS coalition, has died.

Cox, who was 44, died Tuesday at Allen Hospital in Manhattan of AIDS-related causes, according to his brother, Nick Cox.

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KEYWORDS: aids; homosexualagenda; ironicnamedept; obituary

Spencer Cox

1 posted on 12/23/2012 8:03:13 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike

Does being an AIDS activist mean he helped spread the disease?


2 posted on 12/23/2012 8:06:05 PM PST by Venturer
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To: massmike

That’s the problem and an unsolvable mystery of AIDS activists that they tend to die young.


3 posted on 12/23/2012 8:07:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: massmike; a fool in paradise
Spencer Cox

He just hadda be!

4 posted on 12/23/2012 8:09:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: massmike

I pretty much thought they ended all of the early deaths from AIDS...but I guess not.


5 posted on 12/23/2012 8:11:12 PM PST by BobL (Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21... (whatever the hell that is))
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To: Revolting cat!
That’s the problem and an unsolvable mystery of AIDS activists that they tend to die young.

It is baffling isn't it. What is it about these people that makes them consistently die so young? We may never be able to put the pieces together and figure it out.

6 posted on 12/23/2012 8:13:29 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: massmike
So he died of Anal Induced Death Syndrome?
7 posted on 12/23/2012 8:17:52 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: massmike

“Stop the Church”

ACT UP disagreed with Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor on the Roman Catholic Archdiocese’s public stand against safe sex education in New York City Public Schools, condom distribution, the Cardinal’s public views on homosexuality, as well as Catholic opposition to abortion. This led to the first Stop the Church protest on December 10, 1989 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York.

In December 1989, approximately 4,500 protestors mobilized by ACT-UP and WHAM! gathered outside a mass at the cathedral. A few dozen activists entered the cathedral, interrupted Mass, chanted slogans, or lay down in the aisles. One protestor broke a communion wafer and threw it to the floor. One-hundred and eleven protesters were arrested. Only minor charges were filed, punished primarily by community service sentences; some protestors who refused the sentences were tried, but did not serve jail time.

As a result of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral action, ACT-UP was publicly condemned by Mayor Edward Koch and some media for what they viewed as militancy and disrespect. ACT UP’s account of the event notes that “The news media choose to focus on, and distort, a single Catholic demonstrator’s personal protest involving a communion wafer.” However, the Cathedral protest was criticized as “stupid and wrong-headed” by others in the LGBT community, while one ACT UP leader denounced the protest as an “utter failure” and a “selfish, macho thing.”

Robert Hilferty’s documentary about the protest, Stop the Church, was originally scheduled to air on PBS. The film was eventually dropped from national broadcast by PBS, but still aired on Public-access television cable TV stations in several major cities including Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.


8 posted on 12/23/2012 8:21:51 PM PST by kcvl
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To: massmike

I’m shocked!

9 posted on 12/23/2012 8:24:46 PM PST by 50mm (Trust nobody and you'll never be disappointed.)
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To: massmike

Prayers for a misguided soul.


10 posted on 12/23/2012 8:36:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: massmike

Did his name determine his destiny?

Spencer: Distributor of goods.
Cox: Well, Cox is Cox.


11 posted on 12/23/2012 8:44:00 PM PST by Best and Brightest
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To: massmike
And they want unfettered access to program children into believing lethal disease spreading behavior as normal and desirable.

Sick sick sick.

12 posted on 12/23/2012 8:45:29 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: massmike

I’m sorry to hear of any untimely death. But AIDS is a completely optional disease. There are simple ways to avoid acquiring it.


13 posted on 12/23/2012 8:53:04 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: umgud

” It was after he moved to the Big Apple that he discovered he had HIV. “

Uh huh. Methinks the MSM/AP took out the word “homosexual” in the story.


14 posted on 12/23/2012 8:53:27 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Longbow1969
It is baffling isn't it. What is it about these people that makes them consistently die so young?

Every year, my insurer (United Health Care) sends me a survey, that I must answer or they will raise my rates even higher than they are. They ask if I use tobacco in any form, Do I drink alcoholic beverages, how many servings of various food items I eat per week, how much I exercise and what form of exercise, when I had my last physical, tested for diabetes and on and on and on.

The single question they have never asked and never will is if I am a fudge packing queer. A dangerous life style where the AIDS carriers die young with that very expensive disease that queers are very prone to getting.

We live in a backwards world.

By the way, AIDS testing is free, no deductible, no co pay, for medicare recipients.

15 posted on 12/23/2012 9:02:38 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: massmike
AIDS-related causes

Another homo killed him when he contracted anal warts?

16 posted on 12/23/2012 9:08:22 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Revolting cat!
Actually this kind of shocking that in 2012, that someone in their 40s didn't know how AIDS is spread or HIV contracted.

I can kind of see how someone who died in the 80s or 90s might not know, but c'mon!

17 posted on 12/23/2012 9:08:54 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: massmike
I certainly hope he is gay happy now.
18 posted on 12/23/2012 9:12:37 PM PST by Paladin2
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It’s my birthday, so I am a little drunk, so allow me a little “look up your own data” room here...but I remember reading somewhere that AIDS research receives more research money than every other disease including cancer...is this true, or is it propaganda?


19 posted on 12/23/2012 9:15:51 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Bernard Marx
I’m sorry to hear of any untimely death. But AIDS is a completely optional disease. There are simple ways to avoid acquiring it.

It is pretty much so now but I lost a neighbor some years back when he received AIDS contaminated blood from a blood transfusion after open heart surgery. There was also someone in the area that eventually died from AIDS that was acquired through a dental procedure. It's not always avoidable.

20 posted on 12/23/2012 9:22:51 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: massmike

He died from too many Cox?


21 posted on 12/23/2012 9:24:01 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: massmike

Those gays have such long and healthy lives, there. Really makes that lifestyle attractive.


22 posted on 12/23/2012 9:28:59 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: null and void

Butt cancer...


23 posted on 12/23/2012 9:51:47 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: massmike

The NY Times article explains how this supposedly “chronic illness” became fatal for Cox. It was a suicide caused by stopping taking his AIDS cocktail.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/nyregion/spencer-cox-aids-activist-dies-at-44.html

“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 gay men as they grow older, among them loneliness, depression and substance abuse.

“Mark Harrington, the executive director of TAG, said Mr. Cox himself struggled with an addiction to methamphetamines. Some months ago, he said, a despairing Mr. Cox had apparently stopped taking his medication.

“’He saved the lives of millions, but he couldn’t save his own,’ Mr. Harrington said.”


24 posted on 12/23/2012 10:35:13 PM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Seizethecarp

One hopes the homosexuals publish Cox’s reasons for ending his life, one of which, is that the drug regime for this disease can be horrible.


25 posted on 12/24/2012 12:27:20 AM PST by Amberdawn
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To: massmike; mgist; raptor22; victim soul; Isabel2010; Smokin' Joe; Michigander222; PJBankard; ...

The NY Times article explains how this supposedly “chronic illness” became fatal for Cox. It was a suicide caused by stopping taking his AIDS cocktail.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/nyregion/spencer-cox-aids-activist-dies-at-44.html

“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 gay men as they grow older, among them loneliness, depression and substance abuse.

“Mark Harrington, the executive director of TAG, said Mr. Cox himself struggled with an addiction to methamphetamines. Some months ago, he said, a despairing Mr. Cox had apparently stopped taking his medication.

“’He saved the lives of millions, but he couldn’t save his own,’ Mr. Harrington said.”


26 posted on 12/24/2012 12:32:15 AM PST by narses
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To: massmike; mgist; raptor22; victim soul; Isabel2010; Smokin' Joe; Michigander222; PJBankard; ...

The NY Times article explains how this supposedly “chronic illness” became fatal for Cox. It was a suicide caused by stopping taking his AIDS cocktail.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/nyregion/spencer-cox-aids-activist-dies-at-44.html

“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 gay men as they grow older, among them loneliness, depression and substance abuse.

“Mark Harrington, the executive director of TAG, said Mr. Cox himself struggled with an addiction to methamphetamines. Some months ago, he said, a despairing Mr. Cox had apparently stopped taking his medication.

“’He saved the lives of millions, but he couldn’t save his own,’ Mr. Harrington said.”


27 posted on 12/24/2012 12:32:15 AM PST by narses
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To: massmike; mgist; raptor22; victim soul; Isabel2010; Smokin' Joe; Michigander222; PJBankard; ...

The NY Times article explains how this supposedly “chronic illness” became fatal for Cox. It was a suicide caused by stopping taking his AIDS cocktail.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/nyregion/spencer-cox-aids-activist-dies-at-44.html

“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 gay men as they grow older, among them loneliness, depression and substance abuse.

“Mark Harrington, the executive director of TAG, said Mr. Cox himself struggled with an addiction to methamphetamines. Some months ago, he said, a despairing Mr. Cox had apparently stopped taking his medication.

“’He saved the lives of millions, but he couldn’t save his own,’ Mr. Harrington said.”


28 posted on 12/24/2012 12:33:09 AM PST by narses
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To: Venturer

Yeah....I was wondering the same thing. How many other people did he give it to?


29 posted on 12/24/2012 3:05:02 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Bernard Marx

Not so. My very good friend contracted aids from a tainted vial of hemophiliac medication in the 80’s. He is doing well and happily married to a wonderful woman. God bless them both.


30 posted on 12/24/2012 3:10:10 AM PST by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: massmike

As always, it is those who care about the person who tells them to stop their destructive behavior. Their real enemies are those who encourage them to keep it up.

Can you imagine society and media cheering on alcoholics and telling them they should keep that bottle handy?

It’s insane.

And here’s another young death at 44.


31 posted on 12/24/2012 3:37:40 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: dsrtsage
It’s my birthday, so I am a little drunk, so allow me a little “look up your own data” room here...but I remember reading somewhere that AIDS research receives more research money than every other disease including cancer...is this true, or is it propaganda?

Very true. There is more government and especially private money (imagine the motivation of rich homosexuals to ensure that they can visit bathhouses and public parks into ripe old age) than goes into any other disease research. Why government money? There are many heads or assistant heads of departments that would rather have consequence-free lifestyle choices.

32 posted on 12/24/2012 5:26:13 AM PST by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Being a sodomite is somehow a new saint. Dying of AIDS is the new martyrdom.

Nothing to do with their filthy sexual proclivities?


33 posted on 12/24/2012 5:53:29 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: massmike

Wow. He lived to a “ripe old age” for who he was.


34 posted on 12/24/2012 5:56:38 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: BobL
The antiretroviral therapy doesn't work on all people depending on the strain of HIV, other underlying conditions, and the degree of continued participation in "the lifestyle." In fact, about a fifth don't respond or the virus becomes resistant to the therapy.

Even many of those who do respond effectively are ravaged by the side effect of the drugs, which themselves shorten life, and the side effect and their severity increase with age.

No one should buy the propaganda that "HIV isn't a death sentence anymore." Sodomite activists HAVE to soft-pedal the disease that they own for public relations reasons.

35 posted on 12/24/2012 6:08:39 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Bernard Marx

NO IT’S NOT! FAGGOTS get CONTAMINTATED BLOOD into the Blood supply(Arthur Ashe).


36 posted on 12/24/2012 6:33:34 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: fwdude

Thanks. I’ve followed this disease for decades and remember the early 90s in particular. Back then, people were dying young, usually in their 40s, in very big numbers. Then the drugs came and the death rates went way down. I’ve read a bit on the drug therapy too, and it is not fun, at all, but it does, often, keep them alive.

In this guy’s case, it sounds like he was having trouble staying on the drugs, which isn’t good - and he paid the price.


37 posted on 12/24/2012 8:16:10 AM PST by BobL (Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21... (whatever the hell that is))
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To: Wiggins; US Navy Vet; waxer1
I'm well aware of secondary AIDS transmission by contaminated blood and other means, and those cases are tragic. I didn't want to write an epic with all sorts of conditional phrases. But those who contracted the disease initially had the option of avoiding gay sex, intravenous drug use and other risky behavior.

Worse, now the Red Cross and a certain group of U.S. politicians -- one of whom is rumored to have served in Vietnam and is now being considered for the job of Secretary of State -- want to lift the ban on gay male blood donors.

GAY BLOOD DONORS

38 posted on 12/24/2012 8:49:45 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: BobL
I pretty much thought they ended all of the early deaths from AIDS...

Homosexuals are still dying just as fast, you just don't hear about it anymore.

It would be counter productive to their efforts to normalize homosexuality if they had to continue warning about AIDS.......

39 posted on 12/24/2012 9:02:45 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Bernard Marx

Sorry I wasn’t aware that you were aware.


40 posted on 12/24/2012 9:27:52 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: Amberdawn

AIDS activists and the PR in the MSM want to eliminate stigma, especially by potential employers, against homosexuals, bisexuals, and the AIDS infected by claiming that HIV is merely a “manageable chronic condition.” No mention of side effects from the cocktail.

All this does is tell the young and reckless that there will be no consequences for AIDS-spreading sexual practices that they need to be concerned about...and infection rates are rising again.


41 posted on 12/24/2012 9:29:47 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: BobL

He had 24 years, stopped his meds and did meth. That’s not an early death, considering the circumstances.


42 posted on 12/24/2012 10:55:46 AM PST by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: BobL

Not staying on the drugs on a diligent, consistent schedule also allow the virus to mutate to a more drug-resistant form. Not a very cheering outlook for a “community” that prides itself on radical sexual liberty.


43 posted on 12/24/2012 12:43:36 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

“Not staying on the drugs on a diligent, consistent schedule also allow the virus to mutate to a more drug-resistant form. Not a very cheering outlook for a “community” that prides itself on radical sexual liberty.”

I won’t argue that. But I do have sympathy. I can’t even stay on drugs with no side effects - I can only imagine what it’s like to have to take drugs on a regular basis that get you sicker than heck.

On the other hand, for at least 99% of them (these days), they could have avoided their situation.


44 posted on 12/24/2012 1:50:09 PM PST by BobL (Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21...Agenda 21... (whatever the hell that is))
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To: Venturer
Ever notice how people who strongly believe in a conservative cause are called “extremists”, while those who feel strongly about a liberal cause are called “activists?”
45 posted on 12/24/2012 1:55:47 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: BobL; wagglebee; narses; little jeremiah; P-Marlowe; wmfights
death rates went way down

Despite dramatic increases in life expectancy in the decade since the introduction of combination therapy, Americans diagnosed with HIV are still dying an average of 21 years younger than their HIV-negative peers, report researchers from the Centers of Disease Prevention and Control in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. http://www.aidsmap.com/People-with-HIV-have-21-year-reduction-in-life-expectancy-in-US/page/1435924/

It's important to look at all of the information so as not to buy into an obfuscation campaign by the media/power elite.

21 years younger death than your non-HIV peers is still a death sentence.


46 posted on 12/25/2012 6:30:58 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: massmike

Lord our God, rest the soul of this man in peace.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


47 posted on 12/25/2012 1:11:43 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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