PRIORITIES FOR ADDRESSING THE HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC

Gay Men’s Health Crisis hosts a panel discussion, “Global Prevention/Global Treatment” to address the question of how the world community is going to stem the tide of new HIV infections and prevent the needless deaths of millions of people living with HIV/AIDS?

The discussion will feature Dr. Helene Gayle, director of the HIV/AIDS and TB Program for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. Paulo R. Teixeira, director of the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization.

Globally, an estimated five million people were newly infected and three million people died of AIDS in 2003. An estimated 40 million people are living with HIV worldwide, including 2.5 million children under the age of 15. Ninety-five percent of those infected live in the developing world and most have no access to antiretroviral treatment and AIDS care.

The discussion takes place Tuesday, February 10, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at GMHC, 119 W. 24th Street, Room 405/410. The forum is free and open to the general public. Seating is limited.

For more information, call 212 367 1016 or e-mail krishnas@gmhc.org.

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