News Release: Research, School of Public Health

Apr. 8,  2009

Emory CFAR Hosts National Symposium on HIV Prevention

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U.S. scientists and researchers will convene at Emory University April 17 for a daylong symposium exploring HIV prevention interventions.

The research conference, "Highly Active Prevention Interventions: The HAPI Approach to Stopping HIV," is hosted by the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA). It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the main Emory campus in the Cox Hall Ballroom located at 569 Asbury Cr.

The symposium is free and open to the public. A complimentary lunch will be provided to attendees who pre-register. To RSVP, email

The CFAR symposium includes presentations by nationally and internationally renowned researchers from Emory, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Brown University, Fudan University (Shanghai, China), and the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa).

Among the topics that will be discussed:

  • NIH Integrated Prevention Research Agenda
  • The Continued Evolution of HIV Prevention Efforts in the United States
  • HIV in American Men Who Have Sex with Men: Multiple Microepidemics
  • STIs and HIV among Men Having Sex with Men in China: A Ticking Time Bomb?
  • Three International Approaches to HIV Education: Rwanda and Zambia, China, and South Africa
  • Prevention of SHIV Transmission in Macaques by Oral or Topical Antiretroviral Prophylaxis
  • Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy and Behavioral Factors on HIV Transmission in HIV Discordant Couples in Lusaka and Kigali

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The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

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