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Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Commemorates World AIDS Day - 11/30/2017
Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins Commemorates World AIDS Day
Release Date: November 30, 2017
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About 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in seven don’t know they are infected. Statistics from the Maryland Department of Health show more than 30,000 adults and children in the state were living with HIV at the end of 2016.
World AIDS Day, observed annually on Dec. 1, is dedicated to raising awareness about HIV and AIDS. Johns Hopkins has been a leader in understanding, treating and preventing HIV and AIDS for 35 years —from groundbreaking research to providing quality and comprehensive care to patients living with HIV and AIDS.
To commemorate World AIDS Day this year, the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research, which is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is hosting the World AIDS Day Symposium. Topics of discussion include the state of HIV research during the past year and newly released research.
Media are welcome to attend the symposium Friday, Dec. 1, from noon to 1 p.m.
- Allison Agwu, M.D., associate professor of pediatric and adult infectious diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will discuss updates from the past year in the world of HIV.
- Derek Dangerfield, Ph.D., fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, will present his recently published paper “Sexual Positioning Practices and Sexual Risk Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men: A Life Course Perspective.”
Johns Hopkins experts, including Richard Chaisson, M.D., director and principal investigator of the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research, will also be available to speak with media about various aspects of HIV/AIDS, such as the current state and how far research has come, as well as the future of the virus and disease.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – Becton-Dickinson Hall
615 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore
Please use the Wolfe Street entrance to the building. Parking is available for media at the Washington Street Garage.
RSVP: Please RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. to Kim Polyniak, 443-510-5807 or [email protected].