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Activist seeks AIDS-funding recommendations

Jacob P. Fyda, an HIV/AIDS activist, has filed a request for the funding recommendations of a confidential city panel that helps allocate millions of AIDS dollars in the nine-county region.

On Jan. 15, Fyda filed a state Right-to-Know law request with the city Department of Public Health. He wants all funding recommendations made by the city’s Resource Allocations Advisory Committee since January 2013.

On Jan. 24, city attorneys requested an additional 30 days before deciding whether to release the recommendations.

Last year, Fyda asked the health department for the committee’s membership list. But city attorneys argued that releasing the list would violate important privacy rights.

Earlier this month, a Philadelphia judge sided with the city, and Fyda said he doesn’t expect to appeal the judge’s ruling.

— Timothy Cwiek Drexel hosts benefit concert for AIDS org

Drexel University College of Medicine will host the 21st annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert at 5 p.m. Feb. 15.

The concert will be held at the Main College Building, 3141 Chestnut St. The concert will support the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

The concert will include a live variety show, open bar, dinner buffet and silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at http://drexelmed/wix.com/pabc and are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

Businesses, restaurants or individuals who want to donate to the auction and/or dinner buffet can email pabc2014@gmail.com or call 215-991-8537.

— Angela Thomas

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