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29 November 2000

World AIDS Day Symposium Examine Prevention Issues

The Fourth Annual World AIDS Day, Friday, Dec.1, will be celebrated at UCSF with a symposium titled "Men Make a Difference: Honoring Our Future by Learning from Our Past."

The symposium -- to be held in Cole Hall, 2 to 5 p.m. – will examine prevention issues for gay and bisexual men and men of color. The event is sponsored by the UCSF AIDS Research Institute.

The following is the program:

  • Welcome by Thomas J. Coates, PhD, director of the UCSF AIDS Research Institute (ARI).
  • Presentation of the Sarlo Award for Mentoring, Margaret Chesney, PhD, professor of medicine and co-director of the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS).
  • "On Being Shameless," Peter Teague, executive director, Horizons Foundation.
  • "Is it over yet? The HIV 'epidemic' among MSM and heterosexual men in the US," Joseph Catania, PhD, professor of medicine and a researcher at CAPS.
  • "Men Make a Difference," Rev. Yvette Flunder, executive director, Refuge Ministries and Ark of Refuge.
  • "In Our Own Voices: A Panel of African-American Men Speak Out About HIV," Marvin White, Stop AIDS Project; Gavin Morrow-Hall, Black Coalition on AIDS; Jamal Bey, San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Facilitated by Pilgrim S. Spikes, PhD, TAPS Scholar at CAPS and the UCSF ARI.
  • "HIV+ Gay & Bisexual Men’s Role in Prevention: The Struggle to Live and Let Live," Cynthia Gomez, MEd, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and a CAPS researcher.
  • "Protecting the Future: Model Programs for Young Gay and Bi Men," Roberto Ordenana, workshop manager, Q Action, Stop AIDS Project; Dean Hawkins, coordinator for Mpower, The Mpowerment Project, Albuquerque; and a representative from AQUA 25, API Wellness Center. Facilitated by Thomas Coates.
  • "Where Do We Go From Here? The Department of Public Health’s 11 Point Program," Mitch Katz, MPH, director of the SF Department of Public Health. Interviewed by Michael Shriver, special advisor to the Mayor on AIDS and HIV policy.

This event is free, but all attendees must register. A reception with the symposium participants will be held from 5 to 6 p.m.

For more information, call 597-UCSF (8273) or email.



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