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Join the Global Health Council for Two World AIDS Day Events on December 2, 2009
Two events will be organized during the 2nd of December this year: Congressional Briefing Gender and HIV - Why Women Matter and Partners Forum HIV and Marginalized Populations Congressional Briefing

Gender and HIV - Why Women Matter

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009
11 am-12:30 pm
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2200
Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.

Lunch will be served

In many parts of the world, HIV/AIDS continues to disproportionately affect women and girls. Gender inequalities are a major driver of the pandemic, as women often face barriers to prevention, care and treatment services.

Join the Global Health Council for a briefing to discuss critical issues around gender and HIV, the integration of family planning and HIV prevention, and approaches to integrating prevention of mother to child transmission
with HIV care and antiretroviral treatment services.

Speakers: Heather Boonstra, Senior Public Policy Associate, Guttmacher Institute Dr. Katherine Fritz, Director, Gender and HIV, International Center for Research on Women Dr. Lulu Oguda, Senior Medical Officer, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Moderator:

Smita Baruah, Director, Government Relations, Global Health Council

Partners Forum

HIV and Marginalized Populations

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009
3-4:30 pm
Global Health Council
1111 19th St NW, Suite 1120
Washington, D.C.

Refreshments will be served

The theme for World AIDS Day is "Universal Access and Human Rights." Please join the Council for a Partners Forum on the importance of promoting individual human rights as we combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Presenters will discuss approaches to incorporating a human rights framework into program design and implementation, as well as highlight their organizations' work with injection drug users, men who have sex with men and other anti-stigma and antidiscrimination programs.

Speakers: Dr. Denise Main, Founder and President, Siempre Unidos California Vandana Tripathi, Program Director, HealthRight International Moderator:

Dr. Rafael Mazin, Regional Advisor for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Comprehensive Care, Pan American Health Organization
If you plan to attend either or both events, please fill out our online form.

Country or region: United States

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