HIV/AIDS from A(labama) to Z(ambia): Research and response since 1981

March 13, 2017

On March 29 at 4:00 pm, Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Dean of Public Health, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine, will present the 69th Annual Lecture of the Associates of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. The talk will take place in the Medical Historical Library at 333 Cedar Street.

Dr. Vermund will present a 37 year history of the HIV epidemic, starting with his experiences in New York City in the early 1980s; the AIDS Division of the National Institutes of Health (1988-1994); 23 years in Alabama and Zambia; and then time in Tennessee, Mozambique, and Nigeria. In Africa, HIV has rivaled the bubonic plague of 15th Century Europe in its societal devastation, until the advent of the U.S.-led response beginning in 2003. With this historic view of the American and African HIV epidemics, he will highlight the specific urgent challenges and threats to effective response to one of the world’s worst pandemics, highlighting policy, prevention, and health care challenges to the present day. All are welcome!