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Capitol Hill Briefing: PEPFAR and Combination Prevention for an AIDS-Free Generation

Global HIV/AIDS Physicians Available for Comment

January 25, 2012 (WASHINGTON) - HIV/AIDS experts will gather on Capitol Hill Wednesday, February 01, for a briefing on combination HIV/AIDS prevention interventions, evidence regarding their effectiveness, and their role in the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in developing countries.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
12:00 - 1:30 PM
at the Kennedy Caucus Room (Senate Russell 325)
entrance at corner of Delaware Ave. NE & Constitution Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002

Hosted by the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) , the IDSA Center for Global Health Policy and the PEPFAR program , the event will include presentations from the U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD , whose office oversees the PEPFAR program, and several prominent HIV/AIDS experts with international experience:

  • Diane Havlir, MD (San Francisco, CA)
    Professor of Medicine and Chief, HIV/AIDS Division, University of California, San Francisco
    - speaking on Treatment as Prevention
  • RJ Simonds, MD (Washington, DC)
    Vice President for Program Innovation and Policy, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
    - speaking on Prevention of Mother-to-Child (Vertical) Transmission
  • Renee Ridzon, MD (Boston, MA)
    Senior Consultant, Akeso Associates, LLC
    - speaking on Medical Male Circumcision
  • Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH (Baltimore, MD)
    Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health & Human Rights
    - speaking on Comprehensive Prevention

Please email rsvp.policyoffice@amfar.org to RSVP. Lunch will be served.

For more information or to set up an interview with one of the speakers, please contact Meredith Mazzotta at 703-740-4954 or mmazzotta@idsociety.org.



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