UW Health to Host World AIDS Day Discussion

Madison, Wisconsin - In observance of World AIDS Day, a panel of local HIV experts and patients will discuss the latest strategies being used in the prevention, detection and treatment of HIV and AIDS.


The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held December 1 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Urban League of Greater Madison, 2222 S. Park St., Suite 200.


"World AIDS Day has become a symbol of hope around the world and this event provides an opportunity for Madison residents to learn more about our role in the fight against HIV infection and AIDS in our own community," says Sarah Affeldt, physician assistant with the UW HIV/AIDS Clinic. "Attendees will leave this event with the knowledge they need to help themselves and others infected and affected by HIV infection."


With 56,000 newly diagnosed infections occurring in the United States each year, and a growing number of young people becoming infected in Wisconsin, UW Health and its partners are using the event as an opportunity to remember those who have died from HIV infection, to celebrate those living with it today, and to educate the community about its role in helping eliminate this public health issue for future generations.


Attendees will enjoy free food and beverages and will be entered into a free raffle to win prizes from local businesses. The event is being sponsored by the UW Health HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Care Program and its partners, the Dean Infectious Disease Clinic, the AIDS Network, and the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center.


For more information about the event, call (608) 262-5007.

Date Published: 11/29/2011

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