11/04/15 – Risks, Vulnerabilities & the Burden of Living with HIV: Understanding the Needs of Key Populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

This presentation will highlight data that challenges traditional assumptions about the epidemiology of HIV across lower- and middle-income countries, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa.

Using systematic reviews, empirical data and mathematical models, Johns Hopkins Professor Stefan Baral will present a case that emphasizes unmet HIV prevention and treatment needs of key populations—including gay men and other men who have sex with men, female sex workers and people who inject drugs— in the context of generalized epidemics. He will discuss studies that reinforce the importance of measuring and addressing multiple levels of risk, ranging from mental health, substance use and stigma, as components of comprehensive, effective HIV and STI prevention and treatment.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the USC Institute for Global Health, Program on Global Health & Human Rights and GlobeMed at USC.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Franklin Room Suite TCC 350, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
USC University Park Campus