Public lecture: "The Second Wave: The Resurgence of AIDS Among Young Gay and Bi Men Today"(More about event)
Think AIDS in America is a thing of the past? Today the rates of HIV/AIDS are increasing consistently among 13-29 year old men who have sex with men (MSM).
Thirty years ago, the CDC began reporting about previously healthy gay men who were diagnosed with PCP, a disease that had only been in patients with significantly impaired immune systems. The early disease was known as Gay Related Immune Disease and later renamed AIDS. Since then, more than half a million people in the U.S. infected with HIV have died with a devastating impact on the LGBT community. More than 1.1 million Americans are estimated to be living with the disease today, and MSM accounted for 61% of new cases in 2009.
An all-star panel will discuss the history and science of the epidemic, illuminating the ways AIDS is different today and why this issue is still so critical to our community today.
Location: Frist Campus Center, Multipurpose Room B
Date/Time: 11/30/11 at 7:30 pm - 11/30/11 at 9:00 pm