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The topic this Wednesday August 26,2015 is the Paradoxical Commandments.   The Paradoxical Commandments were written by Kent M. Keith when he was 19, a sophomore at Harvard College. He wrote them as part of a book for student leaders entitled The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council, published by Harvard Student Agencies in 1968. The Paradoxical Commandments subsequently spread all over the world, and have been used by millions of people.   Mother Teresa put the Paradoxical Commandments up on the wall of her children’s home in Calcutta.

  1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.
  2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.
  3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.
  4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.
  5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.
  6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.
  7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
  8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.
  9. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.
  10. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.

Now that Gilead Sciences has made large profits developing highly effective treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV), the pharmaceutical company has set its sights on curing two more viral epidemics—HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV), Bloomberg Business reports.

Since hep C drug Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) became available in 2013 followed by Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) in 2014, Gilead has more than doubled its annual drug sales overall, leaving the company with about $8.61 billion for further investments.

A step in that direction is rolling out an improved version of Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, or TDF). Viread starts facing generic competition in December 2017. The updated drug uses tenofovir alafenamide, or TAF, which achieves viral suppression with just one-tenth of the dose of TDF, while doing far less damage to bones and kidneys.

Gilead is also putting additional funds toward studying one of its leading candidates for an HIV cure—a drug called GS-9620—which is currently undergoing human trials. The drug employs a promising new “kick and kill” strategy to help the immune system recognize and destroy HIV in the blood, which could lead to a functional cure.

GS-9620 is also being developed as a potential cure for hep B, after early animal trials demonstrated undetectable viral loads in HBV-positive woodchucks after just four weeks of treatment with the drug.

Despite the potential, health experts caution that Gilead faces long odds in curing HIV or hep B any time soon.

CLICK HERE to read original article

Search: Gilead Sciences, hepatitis C, HIV, hepatitis B, Viread, tenofovir, TAF,GS-9620, kick and kill

Special Note to Group:  The movie “Minions” had been suggested but it’s only showing during the day at 12:10 pm and 2:50 pm at Cypress Creek Regal.  So, we are posting a different movie.

The Gift (2015)



STARTS AT 7:50 PM.  Meet in lobby at 7:30



Can you really go through life having never wronged anyone? Even if you are unaware of how, or when, and even who you may have wronged….chances are there is someone out there who won’t ever forget it…or you. Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?
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The topic this Wednesday August 19, 2015 is the Law of Attraction – How it Really Works and How to Use it.


Several group members (including myself) will be going to this movie.

Friday Movie  – 8-15-15


A short documentary (1 hour and 10 minutes)


GATEWAY THEATRE  (US 1 and Sunrise)

STARTS AT 9:20 PM  (NOTE: That is only time showing on Friday)

Contact John at Goldleaf69@aol.com with your movie suggestions.


After a break-up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about “sounding gay.” Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people – both gay and straight – often wish for a different voice.


1 hr. 18 min.
Opened July 10th, 2015


David Thorpe

World AIDS Museum & Educational Center  www.worldaidsmuseum.org
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The topic this Wednesday August 12, 2015 is ‘What Makes You Happy’ based on this article click here

The cornerstone of treatment, anti-retroviral therapy, kills the virus in the bloodstream but leaves “HIV reservoirs” untouched.

A strategy known as “kick and kill” is thought to be key to curing HIV – the kick would wake up the dormant HIV allowing the drugs to kill it.

The team at the UC Davis School of Medicine investigated PEP005 – one of the ingredients in a treatment to prevent cancer in sun-damaged skin.

They tested the drug in cells grown in the laboratory and in parts of the immune system taken from 13 people with HIV.

The report said “PEP005 is highly potent in reactivating latent HIV” and that the chemical represents “a new group of lead compounds for combating HIV”.

However, the drug has still not been tested in people who are HIV-positive.

“Although PEP005 is part of an FDA approved drug, it will first take some time to work out if it is safe to use in the setting of HIV.”

To read full article CLICK HERE

There is also an article in the Agenda, August 5, 2015 CLICK HERE


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