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World AIDS Day "Getting To Zero" Dec. 1

November 16, 2011
The theme for this year's World AIDS Day is "Getting to Zero: Zero New Infections. Zero Deaths. Zero Discrimination."

On Thursday, Dec. 1, come hear a panel of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS discuss just what "Getting to Zero" means to them and for the community.

The panel discussion will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Missouri History Museum, Lindell and DeBaliviere. To register for this free event, email nkelley@stlefa.org or call 333-6666.

The panel is part of a World AIDS Day event presented by Saint Louis Effort for AIDS and over a dozen other partners. Panelists will be people living with HIV/AIDS and professionals working in the field. Each will share the challenges and triumphs of their own experience.

Through the lens of "Getting to Zero," other themes will emerge related to stigma, shifts in new infections, and disparity in resources.

This lively and promising discussion will be facilitated by Capt. Jose Belardo, deputy regional health administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Panelists are:

Steve Houldsworth, Saint Louis Effort for AIDS; Sheila Jackson, Places for People Inc.; Lawrence Lewis, Project ARK/ Washington University; Dr. Katherine Mathews, Casa de Salud; and Sherrill Wayland, SAGE Metro St. Louis.

AIDS Memory Quilt Panels

The following displays of AIDS Memory Quilt panels are scheduled for the St. Louis area:

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Millennium Student Center

Nov. 28-Dec. 12

Missouri History Museum

Nov. 23-Dec. 2

St. Louis Community College-Forest Park

Dec. 1

Lindenwood University

Nov. 28-Dec. 12

Maryville University

Dec. 1

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