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International AIDS Conference Hub at NYU To Look at Disease’s Heavy Impact on Latinos – Jan. 23

January 16, 2013

An International AIDS Conference hub event for the New York metropolitan area will be held Wednesday, January 23, at New York University – featuring an informative dialogue among researchers, physicians and public health officials on what needs to be done to turn the tide in the HIV/AIDS epidemic for Latinos in New York City, nationally and around the world.

The event — Turning the Tide Together for U.S. Hispanics: Rebuilding our HIV Prevention Toolbox – will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, just west of the corner of LaGuardia Place. [A, D, E,F, M, B, C subways at Sixth Avenue and W. 4th St.; No. 1 line at Christopher St.-Sheridan Square.] It stems from the 2012 International AIDS conference held last summer in Washington, D.C.

Though the hub event is free and open to the public, RSVP is required. Please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/TurningTide to register. Co-sponsors are the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work, and the Latino Commission on AIDS.

Special note: The conference cosponsors – CLAFH co-director and Silver school professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and Latino Commission on AIDS vice president Miriam Y. Vega – will host a media breakfast briefing at the Silver School of Social Work (1 Washington Square North, at University Place) from 8:15 .m. to 9:15 a.m. Reporters interested in attending the breakfast should contact NYU press officer Robert Polner at 212.998.2337 or robert.polner(at)nyu.edu.

“Latinos remain disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and warrant greater attention with regard to prevention and treatment,” commented Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos of NYU’s Silver School of Social Work. “We have the specific strategies to make a difference, but large challenges remain in linking Latino communities to these tools.”

Guillermo Chacon, president of the Latino Commission on AIDS, who will participate in the conference, said: “Now more than ever it is crucial that we bring together diverse partners for conversations like these. The International AIDS Conference provided us with new momentum to reach an AIDS free generation, including among racial and sexual minorities.”

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 International AIDS Conference Hub at NYU To Look at Disease’s Heavy Impact on Latinos – Jan. 23

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