A look at the evolving field of Microbicides

It's all about the race for a new way to prevent HIV - a microbicide -  that would give women (and men) who have little to say about relationships, sex, and condoms, a means to protect their sexual health.

Tuesday November 27, 2007

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Health Sciences Learning Center 750 Highland Ave. Madison WI 53705

8:00am - 8:00pm: Giving Women Power Over AIDS in the atrium walk-through exhibit

6:00pm - 8:00pm: In Women's Hands in room 1309 and microbicides update, with refreshments

Giving Women Power Over AIDS is a traveling walk-through exhibit about the race for a microbicide.  It includes the moving photo-essay, In Her Mother's Shoes, which illustrates the need for a microbicide through the story of Martha, a Zimbabwean girl and one of 11 million AIDS orphans in sub-Saharan Africa

In Women's Hands is a short film featuring young women from around the world whose stories speak to the role microbicides could play, as well as the need for public, private and personal infolvement in the push forward.

After the film, join Jessica Terlikowski, Policy Coordinator with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and microbicides advocate, for a microbicides update from the scientific and political fronts.

This event is sponsored by the UW Health HIV Care Program and the UW Center for Global Health, in grateful recognition of the work of the Global Campaign for Microbicides.