Protesters urge Coca-Cola to provide HIV treatments
BY Advocate.com Editors
October 19 2002 12:00 AM ET
Members of several AIDS groups, including the Health GAP Coalition and the Student Global AIDS Campaign, held rallies outside Coca-Cola offices in Atlanta, New York, Washington, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and San Francisco on Thursday to urge the company to provide anti-HIV drugs to all its HIV-positive employees in Africa. Protesters in New York, led by members of ACT UP, piled up dozens of fake body bags in front of the company's offices. In some of the other cities, protesters carried fake coffins to represent the HIV-positive African employees of the company who are dying of AIDS-related complications because they do not have access to antiretroviral drugs.
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