Nov. 24 2010
A World AIDS Day Event

Presentation and panel discussion facilitated by Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, Director of the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP)

Publication of Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS)  Supplement entitled "The HIV Epidemic in the United States: A Time for Action," co-edited by Dr. El-Sadr and Dr. Adaora Adimora

world_aids_day_art.jpgThe prevailing perception in the U.S. is that HIV is under control, with few new cases and miracle drugs available for all those living with HIV. Yet, data indicate that there are an estimated 56,000 new infections per year in the U.S. and great disparities in access to care and treatment for racial/ethnic minorities with HIV.

Hear the experts address the immediate challenges of these disparities and the approaches designed to slow the tide of the epidemic.

Panelists:

Gregorio Millett, MPH, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of National Policy, The White House
Topic: The National HIV Strategy

Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Topic: Women at Risk

Ken Mayer, MD, Professor of Medicine and Community Health, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University; Attending Physician, Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island; Medical Research Director, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health
Topic: New Insights on HIV Prevention Research  
                  
Robert Remien, PhD, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University
Topic: Supportive services: Key Needs

Sally Hodder, MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Date & Time:

Tuesday, November 30th
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Hess Commons
722 West 168th Street (corner of Fort Washington Ave.)

Reception to follow.

About ICAP

ICAP is a global leader in HIV services and related programs. With a staff of more than 1,000 individuals worldwide, ICAP helps in the development of innovative programs and strengthening of health systems across Africa. It supports more than 1,200 health care facilities with enhanced HIV services, other related services, state-of-the art laboratories, clinical mentoring, data management systems and community linkages. ICAP faculty lead research efforts in HIV and TB research in the United States and globally.

The International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health reached an important milestone in its global work. As of September 2010, one million persons living with HIV have gained access to critical HIV-related care services through its work in Africa. Since its establishment in 2003, ICAP has contributed to the establishment and scale-up of HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.