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Lecture focuses on Russia's impending AIDS crisis, April 14

"The Impending AIDS Crisis in Russia: The Shape of the Problem and Possible Solutions" is the title of a talk to be presented at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in 1 Robertson Hall.

Celeste Wallander, director of the Russia and Eurasia program and trustee fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will speak.

Until the mid-1990s, Russia and Eurasia had relatively few cases of HIV. Today, however, this region is experiencing the highest rate of growth of HIV in the world. A report published by the Russia and Eurasia program for the center's HIV/AIDS task force highlighted the devastating consequences of this pandemic if it is left unchecked. According to the report, effective public policy could make a difference, but ineffective public policy could result in a political, economic and security disaster for the region.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination .

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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