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Events mark AIDS week, Nov. 29-Dec. 1

The Student Global AIDS Campaign is sponsoring three events Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, in recognition of World AIDS Week 2006.

On Nov. 29, a panel discussion on the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African American community will be held at 4:30 p.m. in 1 Robertson Hall. Speakers will be: Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of politics; Amanda Lugg, community advocate for the African Services Committee, which supports the African community in New York City; and Charles Long, New York state organizer for Housing Works, which provides housing and other services for homeless people with AIDS and HIV.

On Nov. 30, George Carter, director of the Foundation for Integrative AIDS Research, will discuss issues related to AIDS prevention and treatment access. Carter, whose organization promotes the study of herbal and nutritional treatments for people with HIV and AIDS, will speak at 4:30 p.m. in 302 Frist Campus Center.

On Dec. 1, a World AIDS Day vigil will be held in the University Chapel at 1 p.m. Speaking will be João Biehl, associate professor of anthropology and author of the forthcoming book "Will to Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival," and Helen Epstein, a visiting researcher in the Center for Health and Wellbeing and author of the upcoming book "The Invisible Cure: AIDS in Africa."

The panel discussion and lecture are co-sponsored by the Princeton AIDS Initiative. The vigil is co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Life. 

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