World AIDS Day Recognized with Week of Events at Yale

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale announces the following week of events to commemorate World AIDS Day:

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale announces the following week of events to commemorate World AIDS Day:

Monday, Dec. 1
Topic: “AIDS in China: Lessons Learned”
Speaker: Wan Yanhai, Yale World Fellow, Chinese AIDS Activist
Contact: Alexander Reicher,
Sponsored by Yale AIDS Watch
4 to 5:00 p.m., Dwight Hall, 67 High Street

Topic: “Live and Let Live / Vive y Deja Vivir,” 15th Annual Memorial Service, Vigil & Reception
Keynote Speaker: Mark Kinzly Research Associate, Yale Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Contact: Co-chairs Dominick Maldonado at 946-7053 or Carla Giles at 688-3184
5:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, Corner of Temple & Chapel Streets, New Haven

Tuesday, December 2
Topic: “The Economics of AIDS Prevention and Treatment in South Africa”
Speaker: Nicoli Nattrass, professor, School of Economics, Director, Center for Social Science Research, Head of the AIDS and Society Research Unit, University of Cape Town
Contact: Kavitha Das 764-8475
12 to 1:00 p.m., CIRA Large Conference Room, 40 Temple Street, Suite 1B

Wednesday, December 3
Topic: ” ‘But if I ever figured out how to use it, that would be good’: Eliminating Barriers to Female Condom Use Among Women at High Risk for HIV”
Speaker: Michelle Corbett
Contact: or (203) 737-2312
Sponsored by the Connecticut AIDS Education and Training Center, Yale University, School of Nursing, and the Hospital of St. Raphael
12 to 1:30 p.m., Hospital of St. Raphael, Selina Lewis Multi Purpose Room (Please enter through the George Street rear entrance)

Thursday, December 4
Topic: “Respondent-Driven Sampling: A Network-Based Method for Sampling Hidden Populations and Studying the Structure of Large Social Networks”
Speaker: Douglas Heckathorn, Professor, Department of Sociology, Cornell University
Contact: Marilyn Stolar, 764-9742,
2:15 to 3:45 p.m., Office of International Training Conference Room, 40 Temple Street, Suite 3D

Topic: “The Bush Emergency AIDS Initiative: Will it Make a Difference?”
Speaker: Stephen Morrison, Executive Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) HIV/AIDS Task Force Director, Director of the CSIS Africa Program
Contact: Kavitha Das, 764-8475,,
4 to 5:00 p.m. - CIRA Large Conference Room, 40 Temple Street, Suite 1B

Friday, December 5
Topic: CDC’s Initiative: “Advancing HIV Prevention”: Implications for Policy, Research and Practice” This forum will discuss the implications of the CDC’s new HIV Prevention initiative. An opening speaker session will be followed by commentary from a panel and an open audience discussion.
Opening Speakers: Terje Anderson, executive director, National Association of People with AIDS
Chris Andresen, health program supervisor, AIDS and Chronic Disease Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health
Ron Valdiserri, deputy director, National Center for HIV, STD, TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Responder Panel to include:
Gerald Friedland, director, Yale AIDS Program
Robert Heimer, associate professor, Yale University Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
June Holmes, chair, New Haven Mayor’s Task Force on AIDS
Shawn Lang, assistant director, Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition
Brian Libert, HIV Counseling and Testing/Outreach Prevention Coordinator, Community Health Services
Dominick Maldonado, AIDS Education Coordinator, New Haven Health Department
David Paltiel, associate professor, Yale University, Epidemiology & Public Health
9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Winslow Auditorium, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven

Registration required by December 1
For additional information:
Contact: Tina Hopey,, Phone: 203-764-8453

Community Recognition Award Ceremony
2:30 p.m., (Reception to follow), Leeway Inc., 40 Albert Street
Award Recipient: Martha Dale, MPH ‘80, executive director Leeway, Inc.

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