Emory Center for AIDS Research Sponsors HIV/AIDS Prevention Summit
to Build Community Partnerships
ATLANTA On Friday, February 28, 2003, the Emory Center for AID Research
(CFAR) is hosting its first regional HIV/AIDS prevention summit, "Atlanta
Responds to HIV: Research, Community, and Public Health Practice." The
summit will be held at the downtown Decatur Holiday Inn from 8:30 a.m.
until 4 p.m.
This event is being sponsored
by the Behavioral & Social Sciences (BSS) Core of the Emory CFAR to
promote information sharing and opportunities to network among academic
HIV/AIDS investigators, health department staff, and community-based
service delivery organizations in Georgia.
Presenters at the meeting
John Peterson, PhD,
Georgia State University. Dr. Peterson has been actively involved
in HIV/AIDS behavioral research for over fifteen years. His research
focuses on HIV prevention studies among African-American men, especially
African-American men who engage in same-sex behavior.
Malik M.L. Williams,
AID Atlanta. Mr. Williams is the Program Coordinator for AID
Atlanta’s Deeper Love Project , an outreach effort to provide HIV education
and prevention services for African-American gay and bisexual men.
Claire Sterk, Ph.D.,
Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. Dr. Sterk
is internationally famous for her work on the causes of substance abuse
among women, multigenerational drug use, and the lives of women in the
sex industry in the age of AIDS.
Gina Wingood, ScD,
MPH. Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. Dr.
Wingood studies social factors, such as partner violence and the media,
that influence women's risk of STDs and HIV. She is also co-director
of the Emory CFAR Behavioral & Social Sciences Core and director of
the W.I.L.L.O.W (Women Involved in Life Learning from Other Women) project,
a program to help decrease depression, improve the quality of life and
enhance coping strategies among women with HIV.
Linda Felix, Peer
Educator. Ms. Felix became active in HIV education after the
1994 death of her husband from AIDS-related complications. In 1999 she
became a peer educator for the W.I.L.L.O.W project.
There is no cost for the
conference, but space is limited and attendance is by advance registration
only. Contact Larry Bryant at (404) 712-8461 or to register or firstname.lastname@example.org
to ask for more information.