UW observes World AIDS Day with virtual week of events – Dec. 1-7

This year, the HIV pandemic shares the stage with the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to observe World AIDS Day while practicing physical distancing, we’re bringing you a virtual community week. From December 1-7, 2020 we’ll have a different virtual event each day.

Below you will find a list of the events. All virtual events are free and open to the public. If you would like further details, such as how to connect to the events, please fill out the short and secure form on our webpage. This will hopefully prevent so called “Zoom bombing” of any of the events.

List of Events:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 1st, all day: UW Health Instagram takeover with World AIDS Day and HIV related content. Videos from community members affected by HIV.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, 6 – 7 pm: Consent & Prevent – live event on Facebook focusing on empowering young people to take control of their sexual health. Brought to you in collaboration with Planned Parenthood WI (PPWI). Panelists will include the UW Health PrEP Navigator, PPWI education coordinator, Vivent Health Prevention Specialist, UW Madison Sex Out Loud members, and teen facilitators from the PATCH Program. Q & A from audience.
  • Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 12 – 1 pm: Webex webinar for healthcare professionals on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention and combatting disparities in accessing PrEP.  Attendees will learn how to work with patients on taking a proactive approach to caring for themselves and others to prevent HIV. Presenters are Sol Aldrete, MD and Thomas Dilworth, PharmD. Brought to you by MATEC-WI.
  • Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 6 – 7:15 pm: Double Exposure: Surviving Two Pandemics – a virtual conversation on the dueling pandemics of HIV and COVID, similarities and differences to the early days of HIV epidemic, and coping strategies. Panelists will include James Sosman, MD and community members affected by HIV, with moderation by Ronnie Grace. Q & A from audience. Call-in option available.
  • Friday, Dec. 4th, 8 – 9 am: Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Paradigm for Population Health, UW-Madison Dept. of Medicine Grand Rounds, by Michael Mugavero, MD, University of Alabama Birmingham.

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