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Wednesday 12/1 - World AIDS Day!

Help increase the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS!

Call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111
Follow the automated instructions.
Script: "Hi, my name is -----. I'm a student at ----- OR I'm a resident of ---.
I'm calling to ask President Obama to live up to his promise of contributing $50
billion by 2013 for the fight against the global AIDS epidemic. Thank you very
Vigil on the Green
Location: United Church on New Haven Green
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us in remembering those who have passed. A vigil with the New Haven
community at the United Church on the New Haven Green will feature speakers
from throughout the community living with HIV/AIDS.
Presented by CIRA and the New Haven World AIDS Day Committee.

Lunch will be provided.
Talk with Elizabeth Robinson
Location: Dwight Hall Library
Time: 4:30 PM
Elizabeth Robinson is the founder of Sekolo Projects, a non-profit that provides and supports HIV prevention education, physical care and psychosocial support for young people living with and affected by HIV / AIDS in Namibia.
Thursday 12/2

Lecture: Dr. Thomas Quinn
Location: Hope 110
Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Dr. Thomas Quinn is a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
Health, and director of Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. His research
focuses on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical features of HIV/AIDS
internationally, while advocating for improved clinical education for African
physicians and implementing public health policy. Dr. Quinn was one of the
first to demonstrate that non-invasive screening for STDs by use of molecular
diagnostic assays could extend public health efforts to control STDs to
non-clinic settings. This innovative approach has led to one of the current
basic tenets of the global AIDS control program; the treatment of STDs to slow
the transmission of HIV. Dr. Quinn currently directs several field-based
programs in Africa and Asia, utilizing community-based STD treatment linked
with HIV prevention projects. Dr. Quinn is a founding member of the Academic
Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa; and the founding director of
the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health.
Presented by Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health.

Film Screening: Miss HIV
Location: LC317, 63 High St.
Time: 8:00 PM

Please join us in the screening of this documentary about living with HIV/AIDS
from the perspective of HIV-positive women in Botswana. The film explores the
ideological struggles and the stigmas associated in developing HIV/AIDS
policies. Miss HIV aims to breakdown misconceptions about people living with
HIV/AIDS and challenges the international ideologies behind the disease. Trailer
available at:
Presented with The McDougal Center for Graduate Student Life and AIDS Walk New

Food and popcorn will be provided!

Friday 12/3

To Sustainability and Beyond: HIV/AIDS, health care delivery and sub-Saharan
Location: Beaumont Room, 333 Cedar St.
Time:  6:30 PM

Please join us for a multidisciplinary discussion of current challenges in
health care delivery and any directions towards sustainability given the
decline in global health funds towards HIV/AIDS. Panelists include:

Gerald Friedland, Director of the AIDS Program at Yale New Haven Hospital and
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health

Nicoli Nattrass, Director of AIDS and Society Research Unit at the University of
Capetown & Visiting professor at CIRA

Elijah Paintsil, Associate professor of pediatrics and pharmacology &
co-founder of the Yale-Ghana partnership in Global Infectious Diseases

This event will feature African food and music!
Sponsored by the African Health Professionals Interest Group (AHPIG)