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Peace Corps World AIDS Day Event: Dismantling Barriers to End the AIDS Epidemic

01 Dec 2021
9:30am - 11:00am EST

This event is hosted by the Peace Corps Agency. Register here. 

 

June 5, 2021 marked the 40th Anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS. In just 40 years, the global community has made impactful strides that have improved the lives of those living with HIV and prevented countless new HIV infections with the development of HIV testing, treatment, and effective public health interventions. Although we have improved strategies to prevent HIV infections, over 1 million people acquired HIV in the last year alone, signifying that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is still a critical public health issue we must address. This year’s observance of World AIDS Day is especially important, as we continue to respond to the epidemic in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite you to join an interactive webinar on December 1, 2021 9:30–11:00AM EST with an esteemed panel of guests who will discuss dismantling barriers to end the AIDS epidemic — addressing stigma, discrimination, and inequalities — and promoting equitable access. During this event, our panel will explore equity as it relates to the epidemic, what has been done in terms of equity, and future directions.

Register here prior to the event. Reach out the  Bailey Wright with any questions about the webinar. To learn more about World AIDS Day, please visit https://www.unaids.org/en/World_AIDS_Day.

 


PANELISTS

Prof. Lucie Cluver

Professor, Child and Family Social Work, Oxford University and University of Cape Town; United Kingdom

Dr. Peter Kilmarx

Deputy Director of the John E. Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health; Washington, DC, USA. Peace Corps Volunteer in Democratic Republic of the Congo (1984–86)

Dr. Natella Rakhmanina

Director of HIV Services, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s National Health System; Washington, DC, USA


This event is not hosted by National Peace Corps Association. Register for the event with the Peace Corps here in order to receive a Zoom link.

01 Dec 2021
9:30am - 11:00am EST

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