News Release: Research , School of Medicine

Nov. 25,  2008

Emory Center for AIDS Research Hosts World AIDS Week Events

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The Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at Emory University will host two separate World AIDS Week events Dec. 2-3 in collaboration with the Emory Global Health Institute, the Emory Department of South Asian Studies, the Center for Health Culture and Society, the Halle Institute for Global Learning, the Emory Vaccine Center, the Peace Corps, the Atlanta Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Avahan Project of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

EVENT #1:

"AIDS at 27: Turning Hope Into Action"

An opportunity to hear from international leaders in HIV/AIDS research, advocacy and service

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

PRESENTERS: *James W. Curran, MD, MPH, dean of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. In 1981, Curran was director of the CDC Task Force charged with investigating the first cases of what later became known as HIV/AIDS. *Sandra Thurman, CEO of the International AIDS Trust. Thurman was director of the Office of National AIDS Policy in the Clinton administration and is currently a visiting lecturer in the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. *Pamela Martin, director of the Peace Corps International Office of AIDS Relief. Martin oversaw the Peace Corps' first stand-alone HIV/AIDS project and has been a member of Ambassador's Country Team and Malawi's HIV Coordinating Team for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Reduction. *Nikita Lalwani & Sonia Faleiro, international award-winning authors and contributors to the recently released book AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India.

WHERE: Emory University School of Medicine 1648 Pierce Dr., Atlanta Room 120

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COST: Free and open to the community.

For more information, call 404-727-9437.

EVENT #2: "AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India"

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 Noon to 1 p.m.

PRESENTERS: In 2006, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation contracted with 16 internationally award-winning authors from India to travel throughout their country and document some of the invisible stories that populate the vast, hidden epidemic of AIDS there. AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India is the result. Produced in conjunction with Avahan, the Gates Foundation India AIDS initiative, and published in 2008 by Random House India, proceeds from sales of the book will pay school fees and provide needed supplies for Indian AIDS orphans. Two of the book's essayists- Nikita Lalwani and Sonia Faleiro-will read from their contributions to AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India and discuss their travels.

WHERE: Rollins School of Public Health 1518 Clifton Rd., Atlanta Rita Anne Rollins Room (8th floor)

Link to map and directions

COST: Free and open to the community. For more information, call 404-727-9437.

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